Wowee...thank you ALL so very much for your goodies and good wishes for my birthday today!
It was another bittersweet event without my darling husband by my side. I'm so thankful for the memories that come up on Facebook because I found a memory that he posted on Facebook and it was just so lovely...like he sent it from the heavens to make sure I received it.
I tried to copy and paste it into this blog but that didn't work so I shared it on Facebook and I'll just tell you what it said.
It was the shape of a heart and he had written inside of the heart Don wrote:
"Happy Birthday to my better half. She is my everything. Can't imagine me without her."
It just made me tear up...because on this day...my birthday I really can't imagine me without him...sigh!
But it WAS a message from my sweetheart and I was so happy and thankful for it on this special day.
A few of my friends and I went to a lovely Greek restaurant to celebrate my birthday. I share the month with my special sister-friend (who couldn't make it tonight) and her momma.
I get such a kick out of momma Carol...she is just so cute! You saw some pics of her in my Christmas blog. She loves being silly and loves her hats. I got her this little birthday crown as part of her birthday card...she loved it!
So tonight was nice. I had the MOST delish lamb chops with lemon potatoes and asparagus and then for the birthday gals we both got a fabulous dessert of baklava and ice cream.
YUM...I couldn't eat everything so I brought it home for leftovers. I'm not really sure when I'll get to it. Tomorrow I have dinner with the old gang and will take scalloped potatoes.
Here is momma Carol...isn't she adorbs? She knows just how cute she is!
Here is a pic of me that Susan snapped....68 years old...oh my...I don't feel that old...at least on some days!
So I had a lovely evening with my friends. Would I have rather my handsome hubby be by my side...absolutely...but I know he is walking beside me every day along with my amazing son. I hope they observed the evening together because that gives me great comfort.
I'm still bumbling along...but what other choice do any of us who have lost great loves of our lives have.
We have the compassion and love for each other that our great loss opens up in our hearts. We have the wisdom to share and pass down on how we survive so that anyone else who will face this horrific challenge can read and draw from our stories.
Do I like being a teacher on this particular subject..heck no...I'd much rather be teaching you how to chalk paint an old piece of furniture or teach you how to make a lovely pair of earrings...but this is the topic I'm stuck with right now.
Grief...stinkin' rotten terrible grief...that's the subject in Bobbi world right now. I hope I can survive it and heal and show all of you...my beautiful friends that it is possible.
Big love to all of you!