Thursday, January 11, 2007

Happy birthday, Mum

Or it would have been.
If you hadn't died in 1991.

You never met G.
Or my children.
Or knew I'd have books published.

I'd like to think you'd be proud if you could see me now.

Only you always said you just wanted an ordinary daughter.

Sorry, Mum.
I still don't seem to be able to do ordinary.

16 comments:

Minx said...

You know how your mum would have felt, don't you? Proud, that she has a daughter who is a little less ordinary!

Shameless said...

And who knows, Debi, maybe she does know all about your life now.
And ordinary? Ordinary was invented by someone who wanted to keep the secret of extraodinary all for himself.

Shameless said...

Extraordinary: someone who can type the word at 345 words a minute without leaving out letters!

DBA Lehane said...
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Debi said...

Thank you for the positive things you have said here and happy birthday for tomorrow. However I was deeply distressed by the last 3 comments you left on the steep learning curve post.

I presume I was not the only person who refused to be distracted from what we know to be the important issues by deflecting energy on the distractions, however we viewed them or distasteful they may have been to some.

Although in the early part of this saga, we both said things we later wish we had done differently, by the time of that post I thought we were in agreement Not to be distracted. This was why I paid scant attention to the comments you mention and presume I was not the only one. I appreciated the way the focus of most people remained clear.

DBA Lehane said...
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Shameless said...

Oh, goodness, Debi, I got a fright here. I thought your last message was directed at me, with me and Minx being the only ones mentioned before your message. Cripes! Then I did a bit of backtracking to see that you were addressing Lehane? Whew! Sorry to see that you've had to delete posts. I think this whole thing has got out of hand. It's time for Christmas tea all round I think. I send out all the best positive vibes I can muster.

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Caroline said...

Hugs and more hugs,
Cx

Atyllah said...

Debi, rest assured that your mum is proud of you, for being just who you are, for all things you do and for the wonderful friend that you are to so many.
Big hugs and love xxx

Marie said...

I am sure that your mum can see you Debi and is very proud to have such a wonderful, caring daughter.

Love and hugs

xx

Cailleach said...

Mothers are a difficult subject at the best of times Debi, as are Fathers too. I'm sure your mother would have been very proud of your achievments - you've always tried harder, I'll bet.

Debi said...

Apologies, Shameless,for the lack of clarity due to the comment author I was addressing deleting the comment to which I was responding.

I have never deleted posts or comments on my blog (see my comment on the Blood on My Blog post) but referred to deleted posts on this other person's blog.

Thanks for the positive vibes - much needed and appreciated!

Elizabeth Baines said...

God, blogging is a scary experience! Thanks for your bravery in tackling difficult issues, and all good vibes to you, Debi.

Meloney Lemon said...

She knows, you know! She's on the cyber plane right now and boy, is she proud!

Sharon J said...

Late again. Haven't been around much the past few days so missed this but I do want to say that I can't imagine any mother not being proud of you, Debi. And her son-in-law and her grandchildren. xx