Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's the Little Things...

...that count in a big way.

Today I turned 47. It was a day like any other -- getting the kids up in the morning, getting them to school, picking up groceries and running errands, dealing with the household, etc.

I got homemade b'day cards and email b'day cards; I got Facebook birthday greetings; I got telephone calls from siblings.

There was no option today to go out and celebrate this birthday, but I did celebrate it when I answered the phone just after 8:00 this morning to hear my mother singing me "Happy Birthday" and then my father getting on the phone to wish me a happy birthday and many other blessings.

Having my parents in my life makes for two of the greatest "presence" of all!

8 comments:

rickismom said...

Oh, how wonderful! I feel the same way about my parents. I'm lucky (I am even older than you)to still have them around.

Ezzie said...

Happy 38th! :)

SuperRaizy said...

Happy Birthday!
Lucky you, to have two parents who think of you first thing in the morning!

jaime said...

Happy Belated Birthday Pearl. With all that you have been through with your parents health, how sweet it is to have them both wish you that.

Hope you will be able to make it up and go and celebrate.

Elie said...

Is it that time already? Happy birthday, Pearl, and many many more! A happy and healthy year to you and yours.

cruisin-mom said...

oh my gosh Pearl... I can't believe I missed your bday...wishing you a wonderful year, and yes, with all you've been through with your dad, how wonderful that you could hear his voice, and your mom, wishing you a happy birthday. Here's to 47 more.

Miriam L said...

Happy Birthday! I'm just a year ahead of you.

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

belated happy birthday! i wonder if a lot of bloggers are around this time (libra) - you, miriam, and i - are all close in our birhdates (and ages).