Monday, June 27, 2011

Another Year Older

Well yesterday was my birthday. It was sad and somewhat lonely. Two years ago I got my job. Last year I got my house. This year was a reminder of how happy I was last year. I can remember posting all I wanted was a simple life and to be happy. I had it all for six weeks. The cute little house and true happiness. I keep asking why didn't Ray and I have more time to enjoy things. We had been through so much and we were finally enjoying life again. As sad as yesterday was for me I was so blessed. I received several text messages and phone calls but FB was the biggy. I had over 75 birthday wishes. It did put a smile on my face to feel so blessed.


We all like to blog about our homes and crafts. I personally enjoy the family posts just as much. I love how everyone seems to be living a simpler life. The economy being bad has been tough on everyone but it did bring some down to earth. I used to think having the most and best of everything was the way to be. Now I think back to family dinners and watching movies together. I realize how special those simpler times were for me. I cherish those memories now more than ever. The stuff is just that stuff. I would give anything for just one more simple day with Ray.


I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful comments. Several of you said you tried to email and it came back. Sorry I had put one D to many so the email address was wrong. I have now corrected my email so please feel free to email anytime. Once again thanks for sticking by me.


Donna

10 comments:

rachel said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I'm sure it is very bittersweet for you & hard. I'll keep praying for you & your girls.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Happy Belated Birthday my friend!!! You have made progress tho I'm sure you don't feel it. Keep on keeping on. Things will get easier.

Debbie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Donna! *hugs* I know things have been hard for you but you are doing wonderful even though you don't feel like you are. Your still in my thoughts and prayers!

*hugs*
Debbie K

At Home With Amy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Donna. Remember one day at a time! Life goes on even when we don't feel like moving along with it. Keeping you in prayer.
Hugs,
AMY

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Happy birthday (belated), Donna! I know it had to be a day of mixed emotions! I have no doubt that Ray was smiling down on you!

Of course, you are still in my prayers! And I did email you and it didn't come back this time...hope you got it! :)

Hugs,
Tammy

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Happy belated birthday Donna, I am sorry you have such a piece of you missing, but I am thankful you are feeling blessed, that truely is wonderful to see. Your right its our loved ones we remember most looking back not the things. I hope your days get more filled with peace and blessings and less of the hurt and emptyness. Take care and God Bless!!~hugs~

Karen said...

Happy belated birthday, Donna. So nice that you received so many text messages, phone calls, and Facebook birthday wishes...all so very special. Just as Gettysburg Homestead and Debbie said, you are making progress, even though you don't feel like you are. Just one day at a time. In time, God will heal your heart. Praying for you, Karen

bettyj said...

I wish you a happy belated birthday, Donna. God bless you and give you strength.
betty

A Primitive Homestead said...

I wish you continued birthday wishes tonight. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It is nice to have stuff as you said but what matters the most is family as you know. I am glad to hear the girls & you are enjoying life again. Prayers lifted for you. Blesings!
Lara

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Happy Birthday a bit late Donna.

I have followed you through this journey and I hear strength in your words...you are making it lady - step by step! Bless you dear friend.
Karen