Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bittersweet Birthday

Today is my 27th birthday. It hardly seems real when I look at the number.

How is it possible that I'm 27 years old?!



Anyway, so far today has been...bittersweet.

I dropped Sean off this morning to catch a flight to the States, as he is serving as a representative of his company at the funeral of one of his friends. I actually attended the memorial service on-post today, hence why this birthday has been bittersweet.

Of course I would prefer my husband to spend my birthday with me, but when I thought about this year and the deployment, I didn't even expect to have him here at all, so it doesn't bother me as much as it might have in the past. The fact is that I have him alive and well when there are lots of women out there that don't. So..for that I am grateful.

Anywho...I'm celebrating tonight with a few friends at our favorite sushi place and I'm sure I'll have a glass (or two) of sake. Other than that I have no birthday plans, but I'm ok with that. I'm not as excited about my birthdays as I used to be.

Also I'd like to say Happy Birthday to a fellow mil-spouse blogger MTM over at MTM-To-Be. I had no idea until today we shared a birthday.

29 comments:

Natalia said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy it (even if it is bittersweet) and do something fabulous for yourself today.

d.a.r. said...

Happy birthday!! Sorry it is a little bittersweet, but I hope you can find a way to celebrate.

Expat Girl said...

Happy Birthday, I hope you enjoy your dinner tonight xoxo

Sara said...

Happy birthday pretty girl. Even though Sean isn't there, I hope you find a fun way to treat yourself.

annoyed army wife said...

Happy Birthday, sorry it's not been a super great day! Sushi and sake with friends sounds fabulous! Have fun!

Rachel said...

happy birthday!!

Elizabeth said...

Have a great day today!

Natalie said...

Happy birthday!

SS said...

Happy Birthday!

Good to hear you are getting out to celebrate, although it sounds like a mixed emotions kind of day.

I'maNolaGirl said...

Have a very happy birthday!

Erin said...

A very happy birthday to you!

JG said...

Happy Birthday! Have fun tonight!!

ALW said...

Happy birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday love!! xoxo

tootie said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Jessica Lynn said...

Happy, happy birthday :)

Amber said...

Happy Birthday

Jane said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Emily @ Longley's in San Diego said...

Happy Birthday!!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Happy birthday!

Field of Dreams said...

Happy Birthday!!!! And many more!

Lisa said...

Happy birthday! I hope you do get to have some fun at dinner tonight!

lola said...

Happy birthday! I wish Sean was able to be there and that circumstances aren't the best, but it sounds like you have a fun time planned!

Becca said...

Getting older is overrated, huh?! I turned 27 yesterday!!

Angela Noelle said...

Happy birthday, girl! It's always so difficult when the realties of what our hubbies do hit home, but I hope you're able to enjoy your day nonetheless. Thank goodness for friends at times like these :)

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Happy Birthday! ( a little late... oops!)

♥ Annie ♥ said...

Happy Belated birthday chickadee!! :)

Nicole said...

Happy belated bday!