One Day on your Birthday

When I was young I used to curl up with my mom, finding comfort in her soft lap, mommy perfume, and gentle strokes through my hair from her long finger nails. We would whisper and giggle while I pressed her heart shaped necklace into her skin, making a perfect heart shaped indent.

As I grew up I often found myself thinking back to my mom’s lap, her mommy perfume, and her heart shaped necklace.

She was and is my comfort.

The foundation that she and my father created for me was something I always wanted in the future. Something I had no doubt I would find.

Their unconditional love, through turbulence and triumph, through spilled milk and college tuition, through potty training and empty nests showed me what I wanted one day in a marriage.

Holding hands when they wanted to slap them.

Smiling when they wanted to cry.

My parents showed me that marriage was not easy but it was worth it.

There wasn’t a prince but there was a soul mate who will challenge you, meet you in the middle, take you on adventures, make you want to be a better person, and change your world.

He will “get” you.

And one day on your birthday, without knowing the story of your childhood, he will bring you a gift that will melt you heart.




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30 Responses to One Day on your Birthday
  1. Lady Estrogen
    November 24, 2011 | 6:34 am

    Awe. Just got goosebumps! Lovely 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 26, 2011 | 7:53 am

      I like it when you get goosebumps!

  2. Sweaty
    November 24, 2011 | 6:46 am

    He IS the right one 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 26, 2011 | 7:53 am

      Big Sigh.
      You are correct!

  3. Amy
    November 24, 2011 | 6:55 am

    wow…such a special moment!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 26, 2011 | 7:51 am

      He’s pretty awesome!

  4. Mark
    November 24, 2011 | 7:03 am

    Happy Thanksgiving. But can I assume that it’s your birthday too?
    Your Friend, m.

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 26, 2011 | 7:51 am

      My birthday was on the 19th.
      But thanks for the extra bonus wish.
      Also thanks for the Thanksgiving wish too.. I’m Canadian so we celebrated a month ago.
      Where were you THEN Mark???

  5. Alison@Mama Wants This
    November 24, 2011 | 7:17 am

    Aw, I love that. It’s beautiful. You are beautiful. Hope you had a lovely birthday!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 26, 2011 | 7:50 am

      I did.
      It was perfect.
      Even though I don’t like getting older the birthdays seem to get better.

  6. Leigh Ann
    November 24, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Aw, happy sighs! It’s beautiful! You describe marriage perfectly, and I’m so glad you got to witness that inyour parents. Marriage is 80/20, with you both giving 80% and only taking 20%.

    Way to go B!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 26, 2011 | 7:47 am

      That is an AWESOME way to describe it!
      Smarty pants

  7. Jen Has A Pen
    November 24, 2011 | 1:37 pm

    This is so sweet. What a very cool story.

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 26, 2011 | 7:47 am

      thanks Jen!
      He’s a pretty awesome guy

  8. Rach (DonutsMama)
    November 24, 2011 | 6:50 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! What a sweet story too.

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 26, 2011 | 7:47 am

      My birthday was the 19th… I posted late. oops

  9. Paulette (MsPDrama)
    November 25, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    Awwwww! That’s the only thing I can think to say. Oh and, that is so beautiful!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 26, 2011 | 7:45 am

      Thank you!
      He’s pretty special.

  10. Frelle
    November 26, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Im so glad he gets you in this and many other ways, and that youve always had that safe place in your memory and your mom as your shelter. its even more beautiful than the necklace. *HUG* Happy Birthday!

  11. Julie
    November 26, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Look at you, trying to get two birthday celebrations. 🙂

    It’s a beautiful necklace and such a sweet story!

  12. Crystal
    November 26, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing, and happy birthday!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 28, 2011 | 8:03 pm

      Thank you! I had a great day

  13. Stasha
    November 27, 2011 | 11:51 am

    This is so sweet and what a lovely present. Happy B’day Leighann!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 28, 2011 | 8:01 pm

      Thanks Stasha! I couldn’t believe it.. so perfect.

  14. Coffee Lovin Mom
    November 27, 2011 | 4:06 pm

    I hope your kids can indent that heart into your skin just like you did for yours…what a perfect gift! He must be a keeper!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 28, 2011 | 8:01 pm

      Thank you! It really was the perfect gift.

  15. Sarah @ The Fence
    November 27, 2011 | 7:51 pm

    This is SO sweet! I just love this story! Thanks for sharing.
    Your guy is totally a keeper… and that’s totally a sign from heaven right? 🙂

    Thanks for linking up for #SundayFunday

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 28, 2011 | 7:59 pm

      I couldn’t agree with you more!
      a sign from heaven.

  16. Galit Breen
    November 27, 2011 | 10:43 pm

    Oh my, love! {Like, so much!} xo

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 28, 2011 | 7:50 pm

      Isn’t he super!
      I think he’s a keeper.

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