An account of yesterday:

Him: Whatcha doing?

Me: Just finishing up a few things. You?

Him: Wondering if you wanted to do something...

Me: Can I finish this up? Should be about an hour.

Him: Ok.

Skip ahead an hour...

Him: Ready?

Me: Yep!

Him: What would you like to do?

Me: Can we go do this? I really need to get it taken care of.

Him: Ok.

We proceed to spend the afternoon together as always. I go on and on about stuff going on in my life, he listens. Its enjoyable as always. We finish up because he has plans that evening.

Skip ahead a few hours, right before bed...

Me: What are your plans this week? I really need to finish up Christmas shopping but I have left your birthday open unless you already have plans.

There is silence. Very unusual.

Me: It's ok if you have already made plans, we can always celebrate another day. I promise I'm not upset.

Him: Ummm, (insert sweet name he calls me here), I have to tell you something.

Me: Oh no, what?

And I'm thinking if he has already made plans I will bite my lip and suck it up even though I would like to cream him.

Him: Today was my birthday.


Me: No it wasn't! It's Thursday.

Him: Nope. It was my birthday when I got off the phone with you last night. It was my birthday when I asked if you wanted to do something this morning. It was my birthday all afternoon. It is actually my birthday for 15 more minutes.

I am so upset (because even though it is him that has been forgotten, and Lord help him if it was the other way around, its all about me still) that I am speechless.

Me: Well can't we still celebrate it this week?

Him: Nope. Have to wait until next year.

Me: C'mon!

Him: Nope.

Me: But I want to give you your gifts! C'mon!

Him: You have given me the best gift of all. 365 days of not letting you live this down.

Ahahahahahaha! This man. He amazes me. Everyday. In good ways and sometimes bad, but always amazes me. I wish he knew how excited I am to spend the next year making it up to him!!

I wish...

...I could take her pain away.

It seems that in life it is not only your children you want to protect from bad things. Apparently this is true for all important people in your life. You want to wrap them up in your arms and hug it away. Try and make them laugh. Keep their minds off of it. Cry with them when that isn't possible. Beat up (actually my imagination runs wild at what I would like to do to this person but I'm trying to be blogger friendly) the culprit. Take them ice cream and Kleenex. Think of the perfect words to make it all better. Sit there in silence if necessary. However, there is no magic cure. Unfortunately that ol' cliche "Time will heal all" comes into play more than most of us would like.

Just know that you are loved and I am here, my friend, until time has done it's thing.