Birthday Greetings  

kuddlypussykat 58F
7 posts
5/12/2006 12:14 am

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Birthday Greetings

Today, Friday May 12th is my son's 22nd birthday.
I spent yesterday evening thinking about what I should write in his card.
I wanted to thank him for being there for me when no one else was.
I wanted to thank him for his understanding, kindness, support, and his gentle caring ways.
As a parent I think we always like to be the ones who are there for our children, emotionally & financially. But since my divorce over 3 years ago now, it became very difficult to give my son the support that a young man needs. This has not weighed easily upon me and made me feel guilty.
I really wanted to give my son the things that my friends who are still married could give. He missed out on going to University because of a lack of financial support, plus he wanted to work to help me. He is now doing an open university degree as well as working, which is extremely commendable of him. But I cant help thinking if it wasn't for me, he would have done his degree by now.
Obviously I love him to bits, and I have always tried to encourage him, instill confidence, and be there, not only as his mother but his best friend if he needed to talk.
So now I have written all this, going back to what I wrote on his card.
I simply wrote , I LOVE YOU & I THANK YOU
I gave him the card this morning, and along with lots of happy birthday wishes (and yes I did sing Happy Birthday, he he) I gave him the biggest hug a mother could give her son, which I think said more than words could ever say .

rm_odyssey321 54M
92 posts
12/12/2006 11:45 am

Hi this song often cheers me up !!...

Life's a Long Song

When your falling awake,
and you take stock of the new day
And you hear your voice croak
as you choke, on what you need to say
Well don't you fret don't you fear
I will give you good cheer
Life is a long song
If you wait then your plate I will fill

As the verses unfold
and your soul suffers the long day
and the twelve o'clock gloom
spins the room you struggle on your way
Well don't you sigh don't you cry
Lick the dust from you eye
Life is a Long Song
We will meet in the sweet light of dawn..

As the Baker Street train
spills its pain all over your new dress
and the symphony sound
underground puts you under duress
well don't you squeal as the heel
grinds you under the wheels
Life is a Long Song
But the tune ends too soon for us all

lyrics by Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

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