Category Archives: Birthdays

Living viral.

I think that at this point, just about everyone else in the world has written about Hallee but me.  The last few weeks have consisted of  solely trying to keep our heads above water and staying ahead of the next wave of cards..we’re purely in survival mode over here.  I’ll tell you what’s been happening, in […]

The ugly truth behind holiday birthdays.

We’ve all heard of the poor kids born on Christmas who never got birthday gifts, but had to make do with socks, and whatever else their parents could spare from the Christmas pile.  I always felt so sorry for those kids.  They didn’t get big parties and lots of birthday presents, but they got to […]

To my forever child on the eve of her 18th birthday.

18 years ago tonight, I was almost a week overdue.  She was due on June 28, but that day came and went with no signs of her wanting to make an outside appearance.  At my weekly appointment a few days earlier, my OBGYN said it rather plainly.  “The holiday weekend is coming up and I’m […]

Happy birthday to you, 15 years later.

So after almost 15 years, Hallee wants a birthday party.  See, the last time she enjoyed a birthday party, hers or anyone else’s for that matter, she was 2.  1999, to be exact.   So Prince was right!  The last time we partied like it was 1999, it was, well…1999.  That’s when things really started changing […]