I’m pretty sure they don’t celebrate birthdays in heaven. If they do, they’re much more likely to celebrate “re-birthdays” or the day the person accepted Christ into their heart. Could you imagine how sweet cake would be if it were made in heaven? Mmmm….
Well, we’re here on earth, but my Daddy is in heaven. It’s been over 12 years since he passed away, but when things like his birthday or my Mom & Dad’s anniversary roll around, I start to miss him all the more. It’s funny, there are still so many times that I’d give anything to pick up the phone and call Dad to let him know what one of the kids did. And I wish that I had had him here to call when we found out about baby #6. He could have broken the news to mom for me.
But, Daddy’s not here, and today will go on being just another day. I hate that. Daddy always made birthdays special for my brother, my mom, and myself, and we always tried to do the same for him. (Though we were never quite as good as he.) Today shouldn’t be just another day. I want to be able to celebrate Daddy turning another year older, but I’ll never again be able to do that.
I think for now, I’ll make a cake in memory of Daddy and drown my sorrows in it. Ok, ok, so that probably wouldn’t help the fact that I am doing really well in the weight gain department, and I don’t want to have to explain how I gained 10 pounds in a week to my doctor. Looks like I’ll just cut myself a slice and share the rest with the ones that I love. Who’s coming over for cake?
Have you lost a loved one and still struggle when it comes to their birthday or other special days in their life? I’d love to hear your experiences. I know I can never forget Daddy or all the special moments we shared, but is there some way to make those special days a little easier?
|My parents & I at my High School Graduation – 1996|