Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Year, Another Day....A sweet message from above?

Yesterday was a really GREAT day. So great it's been a while I think since I felt so great.

This song has been playing on my IPOD so I thought I'd share with you while you read this post....an oldie but a goodie I say.



Back to story...

My mother had called to see if me and the kid could take her on for an emergency tooth repair on her lunch break. Of course with all she does, I said we would be there. The tricky part of getting her is that traffic is so all over the place that my drive to her could be either 10 minutes or 30 minutes. (On the really bad days...an hour..blahhhh).

The kid and I went for our usual coffee and bagel at our favorite "Cocoa" Place/Starbucks. Enjoying the time with each other made me proud to be her mama.

When the coffee was drank, and the bagels eaten we set off to pick up Nana Rambler.

The traffic had cut me a break and I arrived to my mothers office building with 15 minutes to spare so I decided to stop by my fathers grave to visit and say a quick hello.

My daughter who's three got out and we said hello...and I don't know why but I asked her to sit by his tombstone so I could get a quick pic on my Boyphone with her and her Papa H.



As soon as I had clicked the photo a pure YELLOW butterfly fluttered right past us and hung around.

I love YELLOW. My father apparently loved YELLOW. That color has been the physical reminder as my father at my graduation and wedding thanks to friends and family members.

In the 16 years I've been visiting his grave I've never seen a butterfly, let alone a yellow butterfly...let alone a PURE yellow.

I strangely felt it was him and little tears sprung to my eyes and I had to catch my breath from the surprise of it. Was I reaching to far to think that it was a sign from him?

I sent that picture off to my two sisters and shared the story. That maybe Dad had paid a visit in his way.

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Adding to this was that my favorite CCBFF (crackity crack BFF)/cousins wife from California is coming back to help me with the kid while my husband travels to Connecticut for work. After frantic calling around to arrange sitters for her dogs (my cousin is a fireman so he's gone many days in a row at a time), she secured her ticket back to sun, sand and a three year old that will be her little shadow.

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And...well...today is my birthday. And I felt really loved with a lot of early well wishes. I tell you this not in an arrogant sort of way but in a "Gee, maybe I'm an ok gal after all" kind of way. Like a little shocked that people think of me at all way.

I bid you all adieu.

Tune in for my next post....

"What happens when Rambler throws a Sex and the City Party?"

(I swear I haven't promised porn people I would say the word sex a trillion times in my post)









33 ramblings of your own:

Mighty M said...

Happy Birthday!!

Saskia said...

Happy Birthday lovely lady!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saskia xx

PS The yellow butterfly story is just too, too special :)

Kathy B! said...

Happy Birthday, Rambler!!!

I love that yellow butterfly. That's just beautiful.

ANd I think my whack-a-doodle computer sent you about 1,000 messages with nothing in them. Piece of junk. It's always freaking out.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Funny in my mind said...

Happy Birthday- it is my sisters birthday too! my sister had a butterfly follower her everywhere at her outdoor wedding. It even landed on her dress during the vows and stayed there! She is sure it was my mom attending the wedding from beyond!

Housewife Savant said...

Of COURSE you're loved. You've got the perfect blend of crazy and wordsmithery to make visiting your blog a true delight.
Enjoy your day!

Martha said...

Happy Birthday, Dear Rambler!!
Great post and many think butterflies are our lost loved ones come to comfort us. I know I think so.
Big ((Hugs)) and can I come a babysit Lil'Rambler?

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Happy happy birthday Rambler!! Loed the part about the yellow butterfly.

MammaDucky said...

Happy Birthday my bloggy friend!
The story about the butterfly made me all teary eyed. That picture is super cute.

mo.stoneskin said...

"What happens when Rambler throws a Sex and the City Party?"

One million yellow butterflies gatecrash the whole thing?

hiphophippie.com said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And oh my gosh, that story was beautiful! I got choked up!! No kidding! I hope you have another fabulous day!

Cammie said...

Happy birthday!! What a beautiful story about the butterfly

Becky said...

Hope you're having a wonderful birthday!

As much as I rationalize and analyze things in my life, I still believe in signs and that not everything can be explained. I do think that butterfly was something set by your dad. I like the idea that our loved ones still take care of us in some way. I dont' know if it's true but it makes me feel better.

Tooj said...

It sounds like your life is full right now....and that is good. A SATC party is something I'd love to attend. I can't wait to hear how it goes so that I may try and throw one myself. :) Happy birthday and happy Thursday.

hotpants™ said...

Happy Birthday!

Fiauna said...

What a lovely post. That part about the butterfly gave me chills.

And, by the way, Happy Birthday!!!

Shan said...

It is a tradition with my best friend, Nance and I to sing the birthday song just like we heard it sung to one of our students several years back. And now... you get to be part of that illustrious tradition (please imagine this being sung in a beautiful voice, as it really was... not like a wounded toad, as I would really do it):

*ahem*mimimimi*ahem*

Happy birfday to you,
Happy birfday to you,
Happy happy birfday,
Happy birfday to you

Shan said...

Yikes! I was so wrapped up in the song that I forgot... the butterfly story was beautiful. I don't think you were reaching too far. I got the little burn of tears, too. You *are* loved.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy birthday! And I loved the butterfly story!

Juls said...

Happy Birthday to you (yesterday)...seems I'm always late. (((Big hugs))), and your post touched my heart.... made me cry... such a beautiful thing to happen, really.

Janna Bee said...

Darnit! I'm a day late! Happy belated birthday!

Janna Bee said...

Also, on a completely separate note, I think that story of the butterfly is a beautiful one. {Hugs}

Shawn said...

Glad to have you back!! Great story----and a HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! You deserve a relaxing, amazing birthday----I hope it is wonderful....

Kalei said...

love you sis! There are so many things that are unexplainable. If there were signs every time or every day it would not be as special. though he is there always. I think he said hello when you needed it most. Next time you are there give a little wink and hello for me. Maybe we can say hello in March-April with the girls? Love you!

WhisperingWriter said...

The butterfly story made me tear up.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

JennyMac said...

Happy Birthday.

And yellow butterfly? That is a beautiful sign.

Unknown Mami said...

Happy Birthday! I don't think you are reaching about the butterfly at all.

Mammatalk said...

I'm really digging the yellow butterfly story.. Simply heartwarming!

Hope your day was a good one!

TwihardMama808 said...

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blueviolet said...

I love the yellow butterfly story!
And a very happy birthday to you!

Jennifer Brindley said...

Oooh, I love that MJ song!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

~Jenn (Ex Hot Girl)

RT said...

Tear in my eye. :)

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