Today is my birthday!
I have been blessed to see another year. Some people unfortunately cannot say the same. We have lost so many people it seems. I am humbled by the fact that God has allowed me at the least, one more day. Shouldn’t we all be grateful for such a blessing?
These two years have had a lot of losses and still a lot of life. I have personally lost people and my dear Snoopy. He was my favorite dog for fourteen years. Sadly, I caught Covid 19 back in November and could not even take my dear pet to the vet to say goodbye to him. My daughter graciously handled it for me. I felt hopeless as to what I could have done differently to help my aging pet. He just in one second, it seemed, turned a corner into a dog who needed my help walking, I felt like he had a stroke or a neurological happening. I felt terrible. I was so very sick and yet he was needing my help. One moment we were sitting on the couch and then the next he was changed. It was such a hard time. I lost him in the midst of being the sickest I have ever been. I really did not know if I could even survive Covid 19.
I am alive. Here in this page, here with my words, my poems, my readers, and in life. I am so grateful. I pray for those who are missing loved ones. I too lost someone special to me, I lost my birth mother. I remembered her death yesterday, as she passed six years ago on March 1. It made that birthday a sad one for me. My birth mother passed the day before she gave me life. If you put that into perspective, it will change you. It did me. Doesn’t it seem that a loved one’s passing near a crucial or important holiday or happening, is the one that lingers so in your heart? I find it offers no peace of mind. There has been other relatives that have passed close to holidays, and other birthdays. It is hard to celebrate when you have had a dear loss. Am I right? We must try and find some joy however in things and in life.
I wish for my birthday these things…
- That all will love another
- That birds continue to sing
- That life will bring everyone what they wish in their hearts.
- A sense of belonging to someone or someplace
- An unselfish love
- Forgiveness even when it isn’t deserved
- Hope, always hope!
- Faith, so we all can weather any storm life, throws at us.
- Unadulterated thirst for new things
- The peace that can surpass all understanding.
So with all this celebration, I want you all to know that you matter, that you are special, and that you should be loved.
I shall see you on this side of the rainbow~!