Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me !

Today was


44th (yikes!!)


No this is not my cake. My hubby and Sam went to my

favourite bakery to buy me a special cake and

they did not have any cakes made! A car show

was being held in this town so they were just selling

their breads and making lots of food for all the hungry car enthusiasts!

So my poor hubby and son tried the local supermarket but

the cakes there looked awful and not many in stock. Sadly they came

home with no cake but i was fine with the whole thing. I was touched

by their thoughtfulness anyways. This is my first birthday in 44 yrs to not have any

of my family or friends around to celebrate it with me.

It felt strange and it really did not feel like my day....just another

Sunday really.

Every birthday i sit back and reflect over the

years of what i have

and have not



where life has



Alot has happened to me over the last year


my 43rd birthday.

It seems like

yesterday it was


33rd birthday

and i

just had

a beautiful

baby boy.

I was more than sure that many more

babies would follow...

but sadly that was not

in the cards for me.

I guess God had other

plans for me...the

thing is i'm still waiting

to find out what that is!

Now in my 44th year


have started a

new life

3,000 miles away

from my home town.

My blog began on a dreary January


and since then



has really started to change




how many

wonderful, loving


i have met.

You all do not know how

much this


to me....

to a girl sometimes so


that i think i won't make it

through another day...



i log onto my blog

and there is a comment

that warms my heart and reaches out

and hugs me.

Thanks to all my blogging friends, my friends

back home who left wonderful comments on facebook today

and family phone calls 3,000 miles away.

It was


pretty good


And i don't feel too bad for an old broad at 44!!

Pamela xo


  1. Happy 44 Pamela. Oh you are still young girl. I will be 55 in a few weeks. I guess we should be thankful for each new day no matter our age. Sorry about the cake, but at least they tried. My husband doesn't even think about getting me one. Happy Happy Birthday!!

  2. Happy birthday Pamela. It's funny all the twists and turns life takes, isn't it. This past year has certainly been one of huge changes for you. I'm glad you enjoyed your day.

  3. I am glad you don't feel bad for 44, because Darling you look MARVELOUS! Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Pamela, happy birthday to you. I am glad that you can find something that puts a smile on your face since you have to be so far from friends and family. I hope you did get some yummy cake.

  4. Well Pam, look how much you've accomplished this year! Be proud of yourself--it took a lot of courage.

  5. Happy, Happy Birthday Pamela!! Haven't you heard? 44 is the new 34?!! You are so beautiful at 44..both inside and out! You know that I started blogging too when I moved 3000 miles and I was feeling lonely and sorry for myself. Blogging is a wonderful creative outlet, isn't it? And such a wonderful community of women! I am so glad to have 'met' you through blogging and YOUR comments always warm my heart!! You are so good at spreading love throughtout the universe! I am sure this year will be wonderful for you!!Angie xo

  6. Bon Anniversaire, Pamela! You've accomplished a lot this year - moving far from home, blogging, moving into a different house, making friends - you have a lot to be proud of. I hope this next year will be one of joy and fulfillment.

  7. Awww Pamela! I'm sending you a big hug! I so know what it is like to be far away from home and feeling homesick. None of the Holidays seem the same, do they? Just know that you are loved here in Blogland and, although it is not the same as being loved at home, it is still a good thing. Hang in there, does get easier with time. I found that I did a lot of soul searching in my 40's...kind of wondering what my purpose was and all. Still trying to figure THAT Now, I take each day as it comes and try to find something to treasure in that day. You are there for a reason, you know? You may not know what it is yet...but eventually it will envelope you. Happy birthday again- Yesterday you were 43-today you are 44-how did that happen in a day's time? lol Diana

  8. Happy Birthday Pamela! You look great! I'll be 46 in November and boy do I wish I could be as thin as you look in your photo! It sounds like you had a "different" yet beautiful day for your Birthday. I know you miss your old friends and family, but it sure looks like you live in a beautiful home and area with a sweet hubby and son! Sometimes I pray that God give me patience, because I always want to know what he has planned for me "right now!" LOL Best wishes my friend!

  9. Happy Birthday sweet Pamela!! Sending all of my love and lots of birthday hugs across the seas:) ~ Txx

  10. You are just darling! Happy Birthday a day late. And what a wonderful blog. I moved from Washington state to Ohio 13 years ago and it was a little rocky at first--even though I got the home I adore. After a couple of years I could see how God's hand was in it--and I would not change it back for the world!

  11. Happy Birthday dear Pamela! Birthdays can make me nostalgic too for family, friends, old home towns ... all things past. But it's a time for hopefulness too, of this happy moment filled with all it's blessings ... and for the many happy moments yet to come! By they way, you are looking great at 44!!

    Lots of love
    Susan and Bentley

  12. happy birthday birthday was on the 19th, I am 44 also....hope to catch you and we can celebrate our belated birthdays together...when these dang cabinets are done!!!

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  14. Hi Pamela,
    Sending belated special birthday wishes your way....I remember when I first moved away from my home town to go to University here in Vancouver...I was sooooo homesick, and even though it is many, many years later I still burst in to tears every time we pull out of my mom and dad's driveway after being there for a visit.
    I also wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your post about Sam and his new friend...such a heart warming story. I was just driving down the road today thinking about how thankful I am that my 17, 15 and 13 year old enjoy doing things outdoors so much. Two full weeks at the lake without internet, tv, xbox, etc and not a word of complaint or longing. How special to be able to enjoy this amazing world of ours!!!
    Happy day!

  15. Happy belated 44th birthday, sweet Pamela. I loved your post even though the end almost made cry (I'm a little sensitive)! I feel the same way about blogging and you friendship means so much, too.

    I hope you get your cake tonight,

  16. Happy Birthday! I'll be 54 in February, so I've got ya beat. It only gets better really. You gain more confidence in yourself as you age.

  17. Sorry I was away on your Birthday dear and just now catching up.......belated good wishes, many happy returns, and let me add that you look fabulous for your age! Glad blogging has helped with the homesickness.......we are all so lucky to have met such wonderful new friends due to our blogs.

    Stay happy Pamela.
    Hugs - Mary

  18. It's nice to hear that adults are still excited for their birthday. We have to be more excited for the day we were born.

    -Zane of ontario honey


I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo