Monday, March 26, 2012

A New Number

This is a photo of my grandfather and me. It was taken on March 26th...many, many years ago and it is my earliest memory. It was my fourth birthday.

At our house, when your birthday is near, my daughter starts to chant, "You're going to be a new number!". Well, today I am a new number, and I am amazed at what a whopper it is! 

Today, I will reflect on the days that have passed, and the people that I miss. I'll look forward to coming adventures already marked on the calendar in large, black letters. I'll hug and kiss my husband and my daughter. I'll refine that ever growing list of things I'd like to do, and try to limit it to that which is, in reality, truly "doable".  And, I will eat cake...chocolate cake.

Enjoy the day,


  1. Happy birthday! What a sweet pic of your grandfather and you! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. Robyn,
    Wishing you a wonderful birthday filled with blessings. The picture of you and your grandpa is so sweet. Lori

  3. Happy birthday, Robyn!
    May you be blessed with many, many more.
    LOVE that precious pic!!!
    Hugs :-p

  4. Wishing you a wonderful day!
    What a sweet picture of you and your grandpa!

  5. Happy Birthday Robyn!
    Love your special black and white photo and the sweet memory that goes with it too!! Not only do we share the same Birthday month, but we also share a love of.....Chocolate Cake!!! I hope you get a really BIG SLICE and have one for me too!!
    Birthday Hugs~~

  6. Mmmmmm, that cake sounds good! Have a Happy Birthday and many, many more to come! I love the picture of you and your grandpa, what a wonderful memory share with us on your special day!


  7. ..."Happy Birthday!" Here's hoping your day is FILLED with love, laughter, family, friends and lotsa CAKE! *<:o)

    ...Such a sweet photo too. Gosh, if we could only turn back the hands of time for just a little while. *sigh*

    ...Enjoy your special day!

    ...Blessings :o)

  8. As I said last night - wishing you the very happiest of "new numbers!" (Annie's going to have me saying that instead of "happy birthday" for a long, long, while!) ;o) Hope you had a day overflowing with blessings....Any cake left??? I didn't get a b-day cake! :o( Smiles & Birthday Hugs ~ Robin

  9. PS - Adorable photo of you and your grandfather....But you must be the "good" twin.....beautiful blonde locks....I had a dark mop of massive curls.... ;o)

    1. ummmm...that would be "massive mop of dark curls...." (It's been a truly long day....) r

  10. Hoping you had a Wonderful birthday and enjoyed every crumb of the chocolate cake. The picture with your Grandpa is priceless :)

  11. I hope you have the happiest of birthdays ever! Remember it's only a number!!! Enjoy that chocolate cake!!!


  12. What a nice picure of you and your grandfather. Happy New Number to YOU!!!! Take care, Janice

  13. Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope you enjoyed that chocolate cake!!


  14. Hi Robyn! My birhday was the day before yours ~ and I have a downs syndrome son ~ we have a lot in common (if I understood your post correctly, you have a daughter who is downs). Belated Happy Birthday!