Best Birthday Card Ever

So today is my birthday — I’m 44 now (*gulp*) — and although I had told her not to worry about it, my Mom bought me a birthday card.  When she handed it to me, she hugged me and said, “I mean every word.”  She even signed it herself, which is hard for her to do because her hands shake so much.

I actually cried when I read it because it was so beautiful and because I felt so much love.  Sometimes it’s hard for me to really feel loved, so this is a special moment and I want to share it with all of you.  xx

 

{6WS} 1.17.15

When darkness falls, you haunt me.

photo credit: ? found via Google images
photo credit: ? found via Google images

(I’m sorry I’m so behind on comments and reading everyone’s blogs.  I’ll try to catch up, I promise.)

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Six Words Can Say a Lot:  Show My Face 6WS

Merry Christmas …

… to those who celebrate it, and to those who don’t, brightest blessings to you.  I wish all of you love and happy spirits and want you to know I am grateful for being given the gift of getting to know you.  We’re racing towards 2015; let’s make it the best year yet!!  (but that’s a post for next week. :))

💗 💗
Lauren

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My First Christmas
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80’s Girl

She still says awesome,
loves John Hughes movies; E.T.
She’s an 80’s girl.

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Why yes, I do still use the phrase “mix tape.”  Bite me.  =)
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What do you  love about the 80’s?
(even if you weren’t alive then.  Gods, I’m old.  :D))

F5 : Five Words That Rocked My Childhood

“No.  I am your father.”

Darth Vader to Luke in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back”

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My Dad took me to see this when it came out since he and I were huge “Star Wars” fans — my mom, not at all (still not at all, despite my best efforts.  Side story:  She fell asleep when I took her to see “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.”  Sigh.)  We walked out of the theater and he asked me if I’d liked it.  I nodded.  He asked me if I was okay.  I nodded.  He asked me if I was sure I was okay.  I nodded, then burst out, “He can’t be Luke’s father!”  I was so upset that night I went home and went right to bed.

It sounds silly, but that was a pivotal moment for me as a child.  It was the moment I realized good people can come from bad people/places.  I was so shocked that someone as good as Luke could come from someone as evil as Darth Vader that it took me a couple weeks to really process it.  Of course, that also gave me a good excuse to make my Dad take me to see it several more times.  😉

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about: I’ve had an idea kicking around in my head about doing a new “feature” here called Friday Five.  Anything from lists to words to … whatever this chaotic mind of mine dreams up, as long as it’s done in fives.  Suggestions are always welcome and if anyone else wants to participate, I’d love it.  Anything goes as long as it’s a five in some fashion.  =)