Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My Day Today

Forty six years ago today, I was born to my parents Norman Carl Smith and Emma Marie Williams Smith. It seems like a life time ago. So, much has happened in my life during these 46 years. I lost my Mom to cancer when I was 9 yrs old. I ran away from home at 17, never going back. I was raped because of a so called best friend's drug debt. I met my husband and married him 3 weeks after the day we met. And 28 years, 2 month's and 19days later, we're still together. I have 2 beautiful daughter's, whom I love dearly, and 2 grand children I love spoiling. Another grand daughter being born in September and can't wait to spoil her. My Grandson Michael was born stillborn in 1998 and that ripped my heart apart. My niece Sandy died in 2003, just 12 days after giving birth to her son Christopher. Then in 2005 my Dad was found floating face down in the creek near his home. And just recently my very dear friend Kathy passed away. I battled cancer for 2 years and I am a survivor. I think all that has happened in my life, has made me the person I am today. Now I take each day and enjoy it. I live my days as they are my last. I don't hold grudges, I show as much love as I can, and I try my best to keep those around me happy, healthy and safe. I embrace each day with love. I hug my children and grand children and let them know I love them each and every day. On this day, I do not celebrate my birthday with balloons, cake and icecream. I celebrate this day because I have lived another year. Another year to love the people I care about my family and my friends. I awakened 5am this morning. I couldn't sleep for some reason. I got up, and turned on computer and what did I find? Over 50 electronic cards wishing me a Happy Birthday. I sat here and read everyone of them with eyes full of tears. Not sad tears, but happy tears. People I have never met, and only read about all wishing me a Happy Birthday. I felt so special, so loved. And to all of you who took the time to send electronic cards, and cards via postal mail, this is for you.

Thank you for being there when I needed advice, or just to vent. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of JLand and read your journals. Thank you for reading and commenting in my journal. But most of all, Thank you for being my friends. And also, thank you for taking the time to make this day even more special then it already is.

How am I going to celebrate today? Babysitting. I am going to be leaving soon to go to my daughter Emma's and babysit my 2 grand children, while Emma goes to a prenatal check-up. She is using my van to go, because Dan needed the car today. It was his turn to car-pool the guys to work.

Later today weather says to expect thunder storms. I don't mind it at all. I love a good storm. Plus, we can really use the rain. Maybe I'll come home and bake a dish of brownies. Hey, a girl needs some kind of cake on her birthday right? LOL.

Well, Rebecca has informed me she is hungry. So breakfast time it is. Then we will leave for Emma's. I bet she tried to call cellphone. I left it out in the van and am too lazy to go down there and get it. I have to take my charger with me, cause I know it needs charging. Oh, last night my phone kept ringing and ringing. (House Phone). It was somebody I did not know. I have Caller ID. Jim and Rebecca were sleeping and I didn't want it to wake them up. So, I unplugged the dag on thing, and it's still unplugged, lol. If it were'nt for having a computer, I'd give up the house phone and just use cellphone, lol.

OK, I better go. This child is bugging me to eat. Have a wonderful day today, and thank you so much for the birthday wishes.

LOVE TO YOU ALL....................................



  1. what a beautiful entry birthday girl! I love those charm tags!!!

  2. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday my dear friend Cindy, Happy Birthday to you!! And many more........

  3. ally123130585918June 12, 2007 at 6:50 AM

    Cindy hope you are having a wonderful Birthday ~ and of course a girl has got to have a cake on her birthday so make sure you do ~ :o) ~ Ally x

  4. What an inspiring entry - You are an amazing women and I wish you nothing but the very best today, tomorrow and always! Take care of you and yours!

  5. Happy Birthday Cindy!


  6. Happy Birthday Cindy!  I hope you have a wonderful day with your family.  I bet there a few surprises coming your way cause you deserve it!  Love, Shelly

    I hope today goes good and that God sends you a special blessing!!!
    love ya,

  8. Happy Birthday Cindy !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful day !!!!!!!! Hugs Lisa

  9. Happy Birthday Cindy!

  10. seraphoflove9001June 12, 2007 at 8:43 AM

    Happy Birthday Cindy!!! :o) Beautiful enrty! :o)

  11. Happy birthday to you, You have been through a lot. You know I didn't know you met your hubby and married him 3 weeks later. Wow and 28 years later  your still married. I bet no one thought that would happen. You deserve a great day.
    Hugs and love Marla

  12. Happy Birthday Cindy!!!!  You sure have been thru a lot... but know how to grasp the joy in life too.

    I am sending you wishes for many, many more days filled with joy, health, and weatlh, and family blessings aplenty.

    be well,

  13. Happy Birthday Cindy. May you have a blessed day. You deserve all the happiness that comes your way. Hugs, Helen

  14. i hope you have a great day:)


  15. Oh Dear I had no idea it was your Birthday today Cindy.So  a very "Happy Birthday" from me now, even if it is a little late.You certainly sound to have had your negatives throughout your life, but God sends the heavy loads to those he knows can carry them.I have had plenty in my lifetime too.I hope you have a wonderful week and I am happy to see you got the graphic prob sorted.Like Sugar usually says WHOO-HOO !! LOL.I am still not getting all alerts Grrrrrrr AOL..Take Care God Bless Kath
    Astorisand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astorisand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

  16. happy birthday .....to the best SIL ever....those thunderstorms you expect ....we expecting those here too....momma said i better tell you happy birthday from her too.....and here's your gift.....i might be getting to finally go see paul....keep your fingers crossed and pray hard for that....i love ya sissy muahhhhh Nancy

  17. Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
    Gaz xxx

  18. Happy happy birthday Cindy! You are such a special special friend!
    Love you, lisa jo

  19. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! I should say you are indeed a survivor. You have gone against all statistics and have done well. I hope you are having a wonderful day with many many more to come!!!

  20. Happy birthday to you!!
    Wishing you a wonderful day :)


  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY you're such a sweet person and I'm the one that was lucky to find you and call you my friend. Hope you have a great day.
    Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

  22. Happy Birthday my dear friend!!!
    Many hugs!

    (i see you got your animation to work again)

  23. Happy Birthday my sweet, sweet friend!  
    I'll be 46 this year too.  In September!  '61 was a great year, huh? lol


  24. Happy Birthday Cindy ! May you be blessed with good health, good people in your life always.
    love ya

    Sorry I'm a day late. Hope you made the brownies...sounds good..lol


    I read about your life and I am truly amazed that your have turned out to be the special person you are.  Having been through so very much in such a short time, you truly are an amazing person. I am so proud to know you. Again glad you are having such a grand birthday you deserve it Girl. Love Kathie.

  27. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Bday!!  
    Love ya,

  28. Dear Cindy, your life has certainly not been easy but its time to let the good times roll.  I hope this is the best birthday so far for you.  Hugs, Terry x

  29. Happy Birthday!!!!!! (sorry too late)
    Your birthday is your parents happy!!
    I wish you will have happy and lovely days!