Sunday, 7 July 2013

7/7/77

Today I am casting my mind back many, many years.

The day was the 7th of July, 1977 ... it was a Thursday.

I remember going to school ... I remember that I was in 3rd grade ... I remember there being much talk about the date.

7/7/77 ... it was a pretty special date.

I remember thinking "Wow ... imagine if you had your birthday on a date like that".

I remember finishing my day at school and going home ... well I don't really remember that bit ... but I assume I did.

I remember getting home .. and discovering a higher than normal level of excitement ... with all manner of family goings on ... it WAS someones birthday!

It was my Mum's birthday.

I remember feeling ashamed that I hadn't remembered in the morning ... I remember feeling ashamed that I didn't KNOW what the date of my own Mum's birthday was.

I remember making a promise to myself ... and my Mum ... that I would never, ever again forget her birthday.

Happy Birthday Mum ... miss you every single day ... but even more on your birthday.


26 comments:

  1. Crying now . . . why does her 75th seems such a short time ago? And look at her happy smile, not the vacancy of the final few years . . . xxx

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    1. I know ... once she reached the edge of that downhill slope she hurtled down it :0(
      xxx

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  2. This is so so beautiful. Those small things. I lost my mother this past year (a year this coming November) and this made me so wistful and yet connected at the same time. Thank you for this beautiful post. xo

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    1. Glad you liked it Rebecca ... so sorry about your Mum ... I always think it helps to acknowledge your feelings ... they're real and they're yours.
      xx

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  3. Happy Birthday to your dear mom! Moms are so special. What a lovely tribute. :)

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    1. I agree ... Mums are very special :0)
      xx

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  4. I also miss mine. She died in a car crash many years ago (My father was the driver)
    It doesn´t matter how old you are you always miss your mother and she is always in you.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Oh what a terrible tragedy for you and your family ... I'm so sorry.
      You're right though ... It doesn't matter what your age ... there are always times when you need your Mum.
      xx

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  5. Lovely post. Isn't it interesting how memory works?

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    1. It certainly is ... I'll remember something like this from over 30 years ago ... but struggle to recall what I did last week ;0)
      xx

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  6. That's a lovely post. Visiting via the Rewind...

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  7. I love these small, important moments that our minds keep close. Happy birthday to your mum. x

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    1. Yep ... you just never know what little event is going to stick in your memory. I wonder why some things stay and others disappear as soon as they happen :0)
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  8. My thoughts are with you. It would seem angels do indeed have red hair xxx

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this special memory, mums influence our lives so much. Take care x

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    1. They certainly do ... something I try to keep in mind with my boys. You just never know when a long term memory is being created :0)
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  10. I remember forgetting my mothers birthday one year, I can't remember how old I was but I don't think she ever forgave me, she is that sort of mother. 75 is special, I am lucky as my dad just turned 80 and is fighting fit. xxx

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    1. That's great ... hope he remains that way for many, many more years to come.
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  11. Mums are the best. And you appreciate that fact so much more when you become a mum yourself.

    I was born July '77 but not on the 7th day, so it's always been a special date for me too!

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  12. My anniversary is your Mum's birthday! Our date is 07/07/07. So happy birthday to your Mum!

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    1. Now that's a great date ... and absolutely no excuses for forgetting your anniversary :0)
      xx

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