My daughter, Sammie A., turns eighteen today. As most of you already know, she is away at college, so I will not get to spend this momentous day with her. In our family, birthdays are an important event, and this is the first time in her entire life that we will not be spending her birthday together. It is really hard on me, so you can imagine how difficult it must be for her to be so far away from her family today.
Sweet Pea and I called Sammie first thing this morning to wish her a happy birthday. I sang her "Happy Birthday", and then Sweet Pea got on the phone and sang to her. We couldn't understand the words, but we are sure that she was singing "Happy Birthday" to her big sister, too. Sweet Pea is really missing her big sister right now, and I know that Sammie feels the same way about her, too.
There is a tradition in our family that the birthday person gets to have a special dinner on their birthday. This is in addition to any party that he or she may have, because parties are usually never on a person's actual birthday. As soon as she was old enough to talk, Sammie got to decide what we would have for her birthday dinner. I always knew what she would choose - baked macaroni and cheese. I seriously considered having that for supper tonight, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Fortunately, I know that her boyfriend, Jake, is planning to cook her a special dinner, so the tradition can continue. It won't be baked macaroni and cheese, but I'm sure it will be just as special.
Anyway, could you please either stop by Sammie's profile to wish her a great birthday or leave your comments below? I am sure that this will cheer her up and help to make this a great birthday after all. Thank you all in advance for helping me to brighten her day.