Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me

Tomorrow is my birthday. I am older than 40 and younger than 45. I normally don't advertise it, but I can't tell my story unless I do.

Taking two vehicles to church tonight, Dave decided to take the kids home. On the way home - all by myself - I clued in as to why he whisked them off so quickly.

"Mom, it's your birthday tomorrow!" my son informed me as I walked through the door.

Smiling because it confirmed my suspicion, I thanked him for reminding me.

A few minutes later, he rushed to see his dad, informing him, not so quietly, that he "let me know it was my birthday but he didn't tell me anything else". Dave and I grinned at each other while he "quietly" reminded Seth not to say anything else.

Then, while praying with the kids at bedtime, Seth leaned to my ear to whisper:

"Mom, dad is gonna wake Hannah and I up early tomorrow for your birthday!"

The little stinker.

Not that any of this is a surprise at all. It did make me grin, and also made me realize he'll probably be 22 before he can keep a secret.

Happy birthday to me tomorrow. I look forward to lunch with my sisters (and friend, whom we call a sister) - a tradition we established a few years ago, and who knows what else. I doubt I'll be surprised, but strangely enough, I am actually looking forward to it.

Which is a miracle when you're over-the-hill.


Laura said...


Mrs. Wizzle said...

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuu..... and many moooorrreee!!!! don't ya wish I was there to sing it in real time? Hope you have a happy, happy day. enjoy your lunch and all the "secret happenings" xoxo

Anonymous said...

.....Happy Birthday Darla.....yay you are still older than me! I am looking forward to our lunch too! Love you!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Darla!! Hope you have a fantabulous day!! I am so looking forward to lunch...see you later! **HUGS**


Darla said...

Ahh, ladies. Thanks so much! (See, there is a benefit to advertising your birthday, I guess!)

Katrina Holmes (Tina) said...

Happy birthday, Darla. By the way, you're not over the hill until you reach 50! Doesn't that bit of news brighten your day?

! V r e n said...

Happy Birthday too yoouuuu
Youu belong in the ...
You look beautifuulll
And you smell like... a ro-rose.

:-) LOVE YOU!!

Cherylg said...

Sooooo you're a year older today. Hoping you are having a fantastic time!!!

My grandsons was yesterday and my daughters was Tuesday. Mine is on the 22nd. July is a busy month for B-days. Isn't it?

Sis' C

Darla said...

I think I'm gonna advertise my birthday every year because I'm really enjoying all of these well wishes.

And I am comforted, Tina, that I have a few more years yet to be over-the-hill.

Thanks all you wonderful ladies.

palmtreequeen1 said...

♩♪♫♬ Happy Birthday to youu! ♩♪♫♬ Love you xxooo

Darla said...

Thank you, Deanna. I had a great day, with two unexpected phone calls from people who don't usually remember my birthday.

I kinda like this birthday thing....

Nat said...

Hope you had a great birthday Darla! May God richly bless you in this coming year!
Love Natalie

Mrs. Wizzle said...

Hey! you never told us what the secret happenings were!!!!

Darla said...

Thank you, Natalie!

Mrs. Wizzle: The day went pretty much like I thought (and only Seth thought it was all a BIG secret). They woke me up @ 6:30 (no surprise), sang happy birthday, gave me their cards and gifts (the gifts being a HUGE addition to my new, fledgling collection of lighthouses - Dave ordering someone else's entire collection off of Ebay). Then it was lunch as I said with Lana, Laura & Claudia (with the only surprise being having to wear a hat with HUGE horns and having the whole restaurant clap for me and stare.....totally embarrassing). Then it was out for supper with Dave & the kids. All this before church in the evening because the Platania's are in town and we are in revival services.

The biggest surprises came when I got phone calls from well wishers that I wasn't expecting, and one email from my aunt.

All in all, great day.