Today I’ll Celebrate a Birthday

by Robbie Schlosser · 4 comments

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Today is Family Day around here, and I’m going to celebrate a birthday!  Nearly every day I’m helping people with music for their weddings and parties.  And most of my blog posts focus on this music.  I’ll entertain at cocktail parties yesterday and tomorrow, and I’ll blog about them Sunday.  But today I’m breaking the routine to celebrate a birthday.  Not my own, though.

Bernie Plasencia's pre-birthday party

Bernie Plasencia's pre-birthday party

My mother-in-law, Bernadine (Bernie), is 92 years old today!  She’s been living with us a little over three years now.  It’s our privilege to help her now that she needs our support.  Here is a photo of a dress-rehearsal birthday party we held for her several weeks ago.

Parents take care of their young kids when they can’t live on their own, and the kids return the favor when the tables turn.  It’s what moms and dads do, and it’s what their kids do.  Last August I wrote my thoughts about why Bernie’s joining our household has been a blessing.

Preparing a party to celebrate a birthday for Bernie got me thinking about mothers.  And how we return the favors for all the help they give us.  Mother’s Day is approaching in a few weeks, and what better day to say “Thank you!”  Of course, every day is the perfect time for a party, and last April I wrote a few thoughts about creating a Mother’s Day party.

Celebrating Mother’s Day is wonderful, and I hope you’ll get involved — giving a gift, or receiving, one, and maybe both.  Here I am, about to celebrate a birthday for my wife’s mother, and we’re planning a great party.  It’s part of how I honor the one person who most made my wife the person she is.

How about YOU?  How do you like to celebrate a birthday?  How about your mother’s birthday?

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HelenBogun

great post robbie
like the idea to call it a blessing to have mother or father of yourself or your spouse living with you :)
people here usually see it as a burden,.
maybe kids are a burden too – for them?
both – kids and old parents  can be a challenge ;D

on birthdays: the last birthday my mom celebrated was her 80s in 2010. i made friends and families coming over to her place … my aunt wanted to refuse “oh i am not sure if she wants too” but i kneww that my mom would be thrilled seeing everyboy around … and i was right :)
we had a lovely day all together :)
including her 2 grandchildren.

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Robbie Schlosser

Thanks, Helen.  Sorry to be a month late, but I appreciate your thoughtful reply.  Glad to hear about your mom’s birthday party — what a wonderful day it must have been!  How did you celebrate Mother’s Day this year?

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Ruth Crone

Sweet post, thanks Robbie.  Any day is a great day for either a party or to be grateful to Mums.

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Robbie Schlosser

Thanks, Ruth.  Sorry to be a month late, but I really appreciate your kind response.  How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?

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