Sunday, April 30, 2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

Today is my birthday.

All of my sister's and brother will call sometimes during the day to say or sing happy birthday to me.

I always enjoy their calls and I laugh at the different versions of the birthday song that they sing to me.

What has been noticeably missing for the past years is Peggy's voice.

That lilting voice singing or saying Happy Birthday, Mary Louise.

Birthdays were always special days while we were growing up. It was our own special day.

Even after we were grown, a happy birthday always came  across the telephone lines, in cards and with gifts.

Today is my birthday and...

Peggy voice still whispers in my memories.

I can still recall her saying...

Happy Birthday Mary Louise. If you didn't get your card and present today, you will get it tomorrow.

It isn't much. Just something that reminded me of you.

I love you!

Peggy.

I love you today, Peggy and I miss you on the day that I took my first breath.

I wander back to the day three years later, when I heard you cry  on your birth-day.

Time and distance has changed our lives but we will always be forever friends.  I will always miss you a little more on my birthday and on yours.

A birthday is a day to reflect and in my reflections...

There you are saying happy birthday to me!

I love you!

Mary Louise

10 comments:

pharmolo said...

Happy birthday and I hope that Peggy will be thinking of you

rha4497496 said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Mary Louise,
Happy Birthday to you!  And many HAPPY RETURNS too!

Today while I was reading your journal I thought about your loss, ML.  My birthday was earlier in the month, and my beloved sister was in Phoenix visiting with her daughter at the time.  She had called before and wished me a Happy Birthday, but I was able to reflect ever so lightly on what it would be like on a birthday if I didn't have her.  And I know it would be difficult and extremely painful.

I am sorry for what you must endure.  I think of you and Peggy very often and say a prayer.  I hope you will remember that, and somehow that will lighen your burden.

Love,
Robyn

rha4497496 said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Mary Louise,
Happy Birthday to you!  And many HAPPY RETURNS too!

Today while I was reading your journal I thought about your loss, ML.  My birthday was earlier in the month, and my beloved sister was in Phoenix visiting with her daughter at the time.  She had called before and wished me a Happy Birthday, but I was able to reflect ever so lightly on what it would be like on a birthday if I didn't have her.  And I know it would be difficult and extremely painful.

I am sorry for what you must endure.  I think of you and Peggy very often and say a prayer.  I hope you will remember that, and somehow that will lighen your burden.

Love,
Robyn

psychfun said...

Happy Birthday! Know she is celebrating where she is. She is sending you so many blessings!

louis929 said...

Happy Birthday Mary Louise.  I wish you all the best.  Kathy L.

wendy4145 said...

Peggy probably senses something special about today "and wishes you a Happy Birthday in her special way"
I'm glad you remember he whispers, cries and voice saying Happy Birthday to you Mary Louise, I'm sure she sends the best of wishes your way.

Happy Birthday Mary Louise!  
I hope your day is very special in the most unexpectant ways.
love,

barbpinion said...

Happy Birthday. I wish so much that Peggy could be there to share it with you.
Big hugs,
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

siennastarr said...

Happy Birthday Mary Louise!  I know how much you miss Peggy, and even though I don't comment alot, I never miss a entry by you.  You are such an inspiration to me, and the tribute you have given to Peggy here in this journal is so beautiful it moves me to tears..

Happy Birthday..

Jackie

onemoretina said...

    Hello. Mary Louise .... I am so sorry I missed your special day.  I am hoping that you had a good day with your family, knowing that Peggy would wish that for you, too.  A belated Happy Birthday to you !  Tina

lacaza3 said...

Happy birthday mary louise...I know you miss your sister...I do not have a realtionship with my sister like you did and do...Your are very lucky...I know peggy would wish you happy b-day if she knew..
donna In TEXAS