And then I got a text message from my natural mom. She's far away in Delaware with my grandfather and it's hard to not be able to take off for the day to go see her.
This was the message:
I can't believe I'm so far away again on your birthday...
hoped this would never happen again. :(
I love you like crazy and miss you like crazy!!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday my dear firstborn...
sat in bed this morning and re-lived the day you were born.
(We spent the day at the beach...you didn't tan that day either).
As soon as I get home...a weekend is in order!!!
You are everything a mother could ask for and I'm blessed to have
you in my family, life and world.
Have a perfect day my perfect daughter!
Thankfully Steven and Maddie were still sleeping so they didn't watch me fall apart on the couch after reading the text. I sobbed and sobbed...feeling cheated out of so many years of having a mother.
And from my natural father? Nothing. Not a word on Facebook. I know that he and his wife have her four year old grandson spending time with them right now but I had kind of psyched myself up for a call or an email. But, nothing. I mailed the Father's Day card I'd bought last Thursday so he'll probably get it within a few days. I'm wondering if he'll even realize it was my birthday.
My favorite part of the day had to be watching Steven open his Father's Day gift from me and the kids. I got him a set of golf clubs...now he can actually play with the big boys instead of being a pro on Wii Golf. Technically, he's not a father...but to my daughter, he's a loving stepfather and to my son, he's his "other" dad. He's all that a father should be...and deserves all the recognition that Father's Day affords.
Thank you all for the birthday wishes here on my blog and on Facebook. I love you all for making my day special.