August 15, 2012

For my Birthday - all I want is some normal

It was my birthday yesterday.  No, I'm not telling you which big _O it is but I definitely am old enough to know that life lately has not been fair or rosy or anything close to normal in the good kind of way.
Kyan always has something silly to say
this time it was about me!
But then he says I'm so cool - below.
I'm okay with that!
Kyan - 7 yr old grandson - just makes me smile.
I am the one on the left with long hair
he is on the right with the spiky hair.
I had a spa day planned for my daughter, my two grand daughters and myself.  You would think that would make for a nice day.... Right?   Nope, not to be as  my daughter started feeling sick almost as soon as she arrived here and even with pain killers,  was much worse.   I made the decision that we had to take her to emergency and see what was wrong.  Turns out, she has kidney infection and needs antibiotics and probably bed rest.  So much for the lovely holiday she was looking forward to!  And so much for our normal family holiday.  

This one is from Charlie - he calls me Mrs. Katherine
 I didn't want anything for my birthday.  I want my family to be happy and safe and healthy. The best surprise was that all the kids made home made cards.  I loved them.  They all bought me nice smelling lotions.  Loved those too.  I took the four kids to Jumping Jiminy's where they can run and jump and climb and slide and scream and holler.  The best part is that they ran off a whole bunch of kid energy. . .about fours hours worth of it!!  Can anyone tell me where kids get so much energy? 
Above and below is from Jenica -
she is our 10 yr old grand daughter artist

How can I feel sorry for myself when I 
get all these homemade cards?  
Such expressions of Love!

My husband (who says he cannot cook) made a lovely dinner last night.  I love BBQ chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, salad, and the best part of all was CAKE with strawberries and whipped cream.  Yum.   

As for me, I just want some normal again and by that I mean good normal.  I didn't want much for myself...... just a piece of cake!  It looks like I got that so hey, maybe normal is coming back again.

My daughter is feeling better today and we are going to sit by a lake or the ocean for a couple hours and soak up some sunshine.  One day at a time.... One day at a time.


aneri_masi said...

Belated Happy Birthday!
Hope your daughter feels well real soon.
You have such wonderful and talented grandkids, I loved all the cards :)

kimmykats said...

I was smiling all the way through...what delightful cards you received. My birthday will always be bittersweet since it will always be the anniversary of my mom's passing. I think we need to pull out those little moments of smiles and cheer and let them will get easier. I hope you enjoy your sun today...Happy Birthday!

Therese's Treasures said...

Happy Belated Birthday Katherine!
I could feel all the love coming through this post from you dear sweet grandchildren, that alone is heeling power. I hope your daughter get completely well before the end of y'all's vacation so y'all can have that spa day. There is nothing better than being pampered. Yeah most men say they can not cook just so they don't have to, I bet that bar-b-que chicken was delish.
Take it easy and enjoy the love and the sun.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Katherine, I won't wish you a "happy" birthday year, but rather a peace-filled one. It seems the joy of having the children around you has allowed you to taste the beginning of healing. Wherever that positive energy comes from, kids just seem to revel in it til they are spent. Thank goodness for their blessed ability to carry on as if all were normal... perhaps with continued exposure, you really will start to believe it, too!

Christine Altmiller said...

Hope your daughter's health is returning and the kids are bringing you joy during your birthday. The food sure sounds yummy :-) So much resting on a piece of cake....I do hope you find your new normal within your family.

shelly said...

Happy belated. on kindle... love the way you love your family... go get a tattoo for hour day. Just kidding.. shelly

shelly said...

Happy belated. on kindle... love the way you love your family... go get a tattoo for hour day. Just kidding.. shelly

Terry said...

Katherine, so sorry I missed your special day. I have been thinking of you lately, hoping all is well. The kids made you some beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them with us. I'm glad things are starting to settle down for you. Take care :)

LisaS said...

Belated Birthday Wishes! Sorry things did not work out as planned but it is always good to be surrounded by love and family.

Your blog is beautiful ;)