Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Ultimate Irony

Throughout my life, by design and by happenstance, I have linked important events in my life to important dates in history and/or holidays.

My first husband and I were married 4 days before Thanksgiving.
His birthday was on Labor Day (back when it didn't move).
Our daughter was born 1 day after Thanksgiving (different year).
He died on Easter Sunday.

My next husband and I were engaged on Christmas Eve.
I married my next husband on Valentine's Day.
I threw him out in the dark of the moon, on the 6th of June (all of you C.W.McCall fans will understand).
Our daughter was born 3 days before Hallowe'en.

I married my next husband on New Year's Eve.
I found him with his mistress on the next New Year's Eve.

At this point, my mother rather vehemently requested that I not mess up any more holidays and she pointed out that the world did not really revolve around me.

I have tried ever since to abide by her wishes in this regard.

Last Saturday, on my birthday, my mother died.

Rest in Peace, Ma, and know that you were loved.


Sayre said...

Oh, Sandy... I'm so sorry. Your mom sounds like a woman with a good sense of humor - so it's probably quite appropriate in her mind that she do this on your own "holiday"!

Still. Hard to lose your mom on any day. I dread the day I will lose mine. My prayers and thoughts of comfort go with you.

Richard said...

If it helps. I would point out that When Della died at 11:58 PM in Washington it was already the 5th in Texas

Robinella said...

I saw Richard's comment and wondered if Della was your mother's name? I only ask because my sister is named Della. I really love that name.

And I'm sorry about your mom. And I agree with Sayre that it sounds like she had a good sense of humor.

Hugs to you.

karisma said...

BIG ((((((HUGS))))) to you! And happy journey to your mama! Sweet blessings to all your family. xoxoxox

Sandy said...

Thank you all for your love and comfort....and, Rich, I was born on the west coast so that's always the time I use for my birthday....appreciate the thought, though. Sorry for your loss, too.

Karmyn R said...

Sandy - I'm sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My thoughts are with you.

If I remember correctly, you and here were not always on the best of terms. I hope your memories will be good ones!

laurie said...

oh, man. irony, yes, but also just pure sadness. we only get one mom. i am so so sorry.

Ivy said...
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Nikki said...

Hugs. Just Hugs.

Pamela said...

Oh Sandy - what a double edged sword. My heart felt condolences.

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