If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~Bob Hope

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Birthday Wishes and Cupcake Dreams...

Cupcakes from Ashley's Pastry Shop
Oakwood, Ohio

So, sixteen years ago today, actually approximately sixteen years and twenty minutes ago, I became a mother. It's hard to believe really. Not much longer and she'll be leaving the nest. Okay, I think I might get a little verklempt here.

I have done well to not do embarrassing "mom" stuff today like post on her Facebook wall or send attention grabbing packages to school. Sure, I am posting this but unless you know me personally I am just a stranger talking about her kids and I am fairly certain that since I am not popular with the Tumblr set it is a safe bet that this is not going to go viral among her friend's and cause the kind of mortification that seems to only really happen when you are a teenager and everything matters...even if it doesn't.

She didn't want anything really, and I know she meant that. It takes one a long while to realize all the strange and wonderful reasons that your parents and family want to make all over you on your birthday. I love birthdays! For most of her last 15, it has meant a dinner of her choosing and cake and whatnot. I am okay with low-key and picked up these beautiful cupcakes because low-key doesn't have to me nothing at all.

So, here's to another year! Happy Birthday (embarrassing nickname that Mom can't stop calling you deleted)!

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