Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Fourty Four Turns Around the Sun


Today is my birthday! I turn fourty four. Annie has a playdate in the morning and I'm taking myself out to a special breakfast at Cafe Fanny's in Berkeley, courtesy of LaLa Pat. Then I may do a little birthday shopping at CP Shades, or I've been eyeing a dress form at a local store here in Alameda, so one way or another I think I might be getting myself a birthday present.
I really can't help but think of my mom today. And miss her terribly. My birthday was really always our day. Since she died seven days before my birthday in 2002, the days around my birthday have been bittersweet, mixed, and odd. Although this year feels different. Lighter. I'm enjoying how that has shifted.

Happy Happy Day!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ever since I saw you as a brand new babe three hours old, I have loved you so dearly. Happy Birthday, my sweet, sweet girl.

Krista said...

Oh, happy birthday tears for you, Patrice... Wishing you extra-special Peace on this day.

capello said...

happy birthday!

Cher Mere said...

Happy birthday! You look a lot like your baby picture.

Mariposa said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful week.

Project Pink Suitcase said...

Happy Birthday to you!
I love your baby photo with your mom.
You both look super happy!

Gwenivere said...

Happy Birthday!!~Hugs~

Kelli said...

Happy birthday. I really enjoy reading your blog - always interesting and pretty to look at. What a cute photo of both you and your mom. It's good that the bittersweet is trending a little more toward the sweet.

Kate in NJ said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
Great photo!!