Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Birthday to me...

Good Morning! Today is my birthday and I guess it is kind of bittersweet. I posted pics of last years birthday and I did just what I wanted to do. Snuggled with my little boy. I have always loved birthdays (as you all know by how many we celebrated with Ian.)But today I am just in a bad place. I miss Ian so much today and I suppose it is because it's my birthday. It's a day when people want to give you what you want and you make wishes for things. Well...the only thing I want is LIVING in Heaven with Jesus and the angels and no one can grant my wishes. Oh what I would give if the only thing on my wish list this year was a new shirt or a new pair of shoes.

We have been celebrating my birthday since Friday. Wae took me out on a date and we went to eat a yummy steak and turtle cheesecake. Then we went to see Dear John but lucky Wae it was sold out. he'll just have to take me back to see it. Then Saturday we were still celebrating with all of our friends. We went bowling and to eat at Mellow Mushroom. It was a lot of fun even though I was absolutely horrible at bowling. Sunday my mom cooked birthday lunch with my favorite cake and my brother and Kyla brought Owen to wish me a happy birthday. It was great to love on him. And is finally my birthday and guess what I am doing??? the house...and having a job interview. Boo! What a stinky birthday. I guess the days leading up to it count for the good of the birthday though. : )

When you read the next part of today's entry you will think I am such a dork. I researched last night the origin of birthday celebrations and I was very interested in what I found. I discovered that thousands of years ago birthdays were considered a time when the bad spirits as opposed to the good spirits were able to harm you as this day changed a person's life. It was believed that the only way to keep the bad spirits at bay was to have your friends and family around you so that their good wishes and present giving would keep them at bay. Wow...maybe that is why I am in such a bad place today. The bad spirits are trying to get me since it's my birthday. LOL!

I also read that noisemakers are thought to be used at parties as a way of scaring away the evil spirits. Now we're talking...I just might go invest in some noisemakers and blow my little heart out scaring the evil spirits away from our house. Bahahaha....what do you think Wae would think if he came home and I was sitting in the garage blowing a noisemaker??? I think he'd think..."Well the day has finally come. She is officially a mental case and it's time to admit her to the mental institute." Hahaha. I'm not going to don't worry, but it is a funny thought you have to admit.

Now to the part of granting our wishes. The custom of lighting candles originated with people believing that the gods lived in the sky and by lighting candles and torches they were sending a signal or prayer to the gods so they they could be answered. When you blow out the candles and make a wish this is another way of sending a signal and a message. I guess it's a cool thought to read this and learn how it all originated. I don't know about you, but if I had to have a birthday candle lighting ceremony to send a prayer to God I'd be in trouble. As many prayers as I pray a day we'd have a problem around here. : ) It is fun to learn the origin of things though so I thougth I'd share it with all of you. So next time you celebrate your birthday remember these tips and go invest in you some crazy noisemakes to scare off those evil spirits lurking around. Just for fun...what could it hurt, huh???

Well, I better go get busy finishing the laundry and cleaning the house. I have to get ready today and have yet another job interview. Maybe since it's my birthday I'll get the job this time. Maybe, just maybe!

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  1. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day and I hope your job interview goes well!

  2. Best of luck on your Job interview today. I hope that your birthday is the best it can be!

  3. Happy, Happy, Birthday Mary! God bless you & Wae, you are still in my prayers!

    Dustie Hamrick

  4. Happy Birthday hope your day is going well. I hope you got the job since it is your birthday. Well god bless and celebrate today.

  5. Happy Birthday!
    Praying for you.

    Debra Carroll Nance

  6. Happy Birthday Sister. I love you so much and I am so thankful you came in to my live 27 years ago, even though you were quite a brat for many of those first years. Ha! Hope the rest of your days goes well and let me know if I need to bring in some reinforcement candles for those evil spirits.

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I wish youwould have gotten some noisemakers....I would have TOTALLY come over and helped you! Wae would have thought we were BOTH crazy! It would have been a fun time though. Thanks for the snacks too. I ate so much of that stuff that I don't feel like cooking supper. Make Wae take you out tonight for more b'day celebrations! Love you!


  8. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day! Thanks for sharing the history of the birthday!

  9. Happy Birthday Mary! You and Wae are in my daily prayers!
    Love, April Hamrick

  10. Happy Birthday, Mary!
    Ann B.