This birthday will likely be no fun

Tomorrow is my birthday and I’m not sure how I feel about it this year. I really like birthdays. Mine, other peoples, doesn’t matter. I like celebrating something and spoiling my friends on their special day. I also feel that they should be celebrated with gusto. (See my 20th birthday lasting a full 4 weeks and the karaoke party I hosted for myself with baloons and cupcakes for my 30th just to name a couple.)

This year is different though, because tonight, Daddy-O and I will get in the car and drive to the Army base where tomorrow morning at the ass crack of dawn, we’ll say goodbye to my brother as he departs for Afghanistan.

To say that this isn’t really how I’d like to spend the morning of my birthday would be an understatement.

How would I? This would be nice!

28616_691394447982_6881687_nI guess I’m just having a hard time getting into the celebratory mood right now. I can say I feel a little bit more excited about it than I did yesterday, but tomorrow’s going to be hard.

As I’m one who perpetually tries to find the good in life, I can say that while we won’t get to share a birthday margarita this year, I’ll likely get a hug from my little brother on my birthday which, with our schedules rarely meshing these last few years, is a lot.


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8 Responses to This birthday will likely be no fun

  1. Robbie says:

    Oh Ella, this just breaks my heart 😦 I know how you feel about the Bro going away. Just hold him extra long and remember that he will be back soon. Happy Almost Birthday my friend

  2. **HUGS**

    See, I can give you a birthday hug too!

    I’ll keep your brother in my thoughts.

  3. I know this sucks big time, my love. The best I can say is that you will be spending your birthday doing something important and meaningful, even if it is not ideal. And if you want to tip one back when you get home tomorrow, give me a call. I am sure I can figure out how to make a margarita, and Emmy has lots of colorful straws. Love you and sending big pre-birthday hugs.

  4. BatGirl says:

    Love and hugs to you, the bro and all the family. Happy Birthday, my fabulous friend!

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