Happy Birthday Rachel



As I create the very first post for my blog, it is a very special day in our house, my ‘baby’ celebrates her 12th Birthday today!

As we always do in this house, our daughter’s Birthdays include a special afternoon tea that we share with family and friends followed with a party for friends next weekend. All the cleaning, polishing, cooking, baking and setting up is done and we now just await the arrival of our guests.

BUT, this year is very different from all the parties in the past, this is the first time I have had to do all the preparation myself. After 23 years of marriage, earlier this year it all fell apart. With much hesitation I sent out the birthday invitations, wondering if I could do this all myself, but as I hit the ‘send’ button, I knew I could do it, and even though there will be a different feeling to the whole day, it is all working out for the best and my daughter is still going to have her special day.

I sit here now in joy and gratitutde that everything is done and we are ready to party and celebrate this very special day.

Happy Birthday Bubby, this is your day and I love you with all my heart, and I hope you enjoy it too the full.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Armena
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 04:53:24

    So excited I found this article as it made things much quicekr!


  2. Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 14:53:18

    I hope the party went ok and that things were a little easier for your bubby’s birthday this year.


  3. Robomum
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 21:24:49

    That’s pretty full on. I’m watching someone I love go it alone as a parent and it’s very hard. THanks for linking with The Lounge X


    • Nikki
      Aug 24, 2013 @ 15:43:42

      It is not always easy, but fortunately my two girls are teens and way beyond amazing. So much easier than if they were still so young and dependent. 🙂


  4. Mrs Holsby
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 21:31:23

    How do you feel when you look back at this? You’ve come a long way, and it’s been an interesting journey, no doubt.
    I’m loving this first post business as it’s such a reminder for us all, isn’t it?


    • Nikki
      Aug 24, 2013 @ 15:42:39

      Can still remember the pain, but some pain is worth it so you learn the lesson and move on from what is not good for you. I am just a bit stubborn like that, the universe has to throw a mountain at me, before I will step over a pebble. 🙂


  5. Katyberry
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 08:43:23

    It’s amazing the strength that we find to continue on when things fall apart. I can only imagine that two years later there has been plenty of ups and downs.


  6. Lara @ This Charming Mum
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:51:02

    That’s a lovely, honest first post Nikki. I’m sure you can see how far you’ve come in that time now. Great that you kept on blogging!


    • Nikki
      Aug 24, 2013 @ 15:35:45

      Blogging is one of the things that kept me going, it’s a bit like drugs, I am so addicted now, can’t stop! 🙂


  7. Tegan
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 18:21:38

    It’s amazing the sometimes therapeutic powers that blogging has.


  8. Sarah@Slapdash Mama
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 19:42:50

    Far out, I wonder how you feel now? Such a tough time for you! Hope things are smoother these days x


  9. Rachel
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 21:22:37

    I bet you’re so glad you went ahead with it despite the uncertainty you must have been feeling at the time. Well done on a very brave first post!


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