Tuesday, February 28, 2012

But Not As Much As Tomorrow....

Dear Gramma:
I'm going to use your birthday, to take the opportunity to tell you, to Seriously Stop Being Such a Stupid Head. This past year, you gave us a little bitty scare. Just enough to remind a few of us... you are not a given. So Stupid Head, here's my unsolicited advice for the Birthday Girl-

Take more time for you.
Tell us 'No'. Honestly, it won't kill us.
Tell the grandchildren 'Sorry, Gramma can't make it.'
Tell your husband.. 'Hey buddy, I need attention'.
If we ask you for help with some kind of ridiculous project, like making a thousand yoga meditation pillows and you just do not have the time or energy.. then politely tell me (or that person) to shove it.
Sure... we may talk about what a giant snotty brat you are, behind your back but we will be grateful you have a back... which we can talk behind!

Because this is what we really need more of: You
Just you.
And thousands more of your Tomorrows.
Because (knowing this family) there are still grandbabies you haven't yet met. Weddings, Grandpa may still need a dance partner for. Graduations, which will need the sound of your proud Gramma clapping. Not to mention MANY more birthday parties... we'll need a giant tray of Scotcharoos for.

Therefore, this musical dedication is from several friends, nieces, nephews a large handful of children and their spouses... MANY grandchildren and their tiny hugging arms... and one VERY smitten husband:

Happy Birthday, Gramma.
I wish you MANY MANY MANY more.


Christine said...

happy happy birthday "grandma". you guys have always been like family to me. i'm forever grateful for my friendship with coach! you have some awesome kids and grandkids! they are very lucky to have you in their life!

hope you have a great day! :)


The General said...

Happy Birthday!

The General said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ginger...Many Many More!
Gramma Poke/Marsha

Sweetbreads Bailey said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great day and many many more

Coach said...

Happy Birthday! Also Tru Stories said this perfect. Except for the talking behind the back, I don't know where she comes up with some of that stuff.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday G! Retirement looks good on you. Enjoy yourself more.

Munchkin said...

Happy Birthday!!!

TS - What if she says "no" to the giant pan of scotcheroos?

The Mrs. said...

Happy birthday, G! Do something for yourself this week to celebrate how amazing you truly are. You deserve it!

you can call me al said...

Happy Birthday and best wishes for many, many, many more!

Flag Girl said...

Happy Birthday Mom! Have more fun this year......and take more you time! Hope you had a great day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mom, take some time off, my kids are so lucky to have a grandma like you, and look at your kids, we have been raised right and are very blessed. #1sonhol

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all. I am the one that is blessed with such a wonderful family which includes of course my awesome husband of 43years plus,our kids,their "better halves", our grandchildren, our neices and nephews, all their friends and our extended families. Love you all.

PS I got a HUG