Saturday, June 6, 2009

My recommendations at amazon.com included several coloring books, books on Alzheimer's and chair pads. All of these things remind me of Mom. Not to mention that today is my birthday, my first without either of my parents. Birthdays are special in my family, always have been. I have been trying to avoid thinking about today mostly because thoughts of it make me really sad. But somehow, now that this day is here, I'm not really that sad. I still miss my mom and my dad, but others have taken on the task of remembering my day. My sister and brother-in-law sent a beautiful basket of flowers and a lovely card, as did my aunt and uncle. Good friends of my parents sent me a lovely e-card. It's nice to know that even though things have changed they are still sort of the same.

It's raining today; we need rain desperately. Everything is becoming green again.

Now that June is here, summer is going to switch into hyper speed and fly by so I have to make the most of each day, even the cold rainy ones.

6 comments:

Cinnamin said...

Robyn, I totally "get" this post. So well I remember those special days and holidays and wish with all that is in me that my parents were still here to share them with me. Every time my son draws a picture (and he loves to draw) I wish that my Dad could be a part of it.

I try really hard to remember that they can still watch over me, that they are happy and safe...But yet...I miss them both. Greatly.

Sorry for that extended version of my wandering thoughts today!

I was only going to wish you a Happy Bithday and let you know that you are in my thoughts today! I hope you enjoy YOUR special day!

cornbread hell said...

happy belated b'day, robyn.

speaking of alz related products, check this out: http://www.physorg.com/news163474344.html

what took them so long? it seems so obvious.

flintysooner said...

Happy birthday Robyn.

rilera said...

Rick, no kidding, what took them so long?

Cinny, Thanks for your 'wandering thoughts', they are comforting to me. Anyone whose loved and lost someone, especially their parents, 'gets it'.

Flinty, thanks!

And to all of you; thank you for continuing to 'support me' and be my friend. I cherish all of you and believe that your friendship is one of the few good things that came out of my journey through Alzheimer's. You all are the best.

nancy said...

a day late but i hope you had a happy birthday. i too remember my "first" birthday after both my parents were gone. it was a tough day for sure.

jutka said...

Happy Birthday Robyn! I'm so glad that your're doing so well.