D- Day Anniversary
My eldest daughter was born on a very special day. At the time I don't think I was thinking about the families who had lost loved ones on that day back in 1944.
However, today thousands of veterans will be attending ceremonies across Normandy to mark the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings. We have much to be grateful for; all the brave soldiers who fought on that day and especially to those who never returned. So today we will remember and honour them.......
but I would also like everyone to spare a thought and wish my eldest daughter, Sam, a very Happy Birthday. She's had a tough year and I hope that things will continue to improve for her.
It's been many years since I've actually been part of Sam's birthday celebrations, but I always look back and remember some of the good times we had when she was growing up. Parties back in those days were very simple, as long as there was jelly, ice cream, plenty of sausages on sticks, crisps, chocolate biscuits and a cake children were very happy. Goody bags were a few sweets and maybe a small toy. We played traditional games, like pass the parcel, musical statues and pin the tail on the donkey. I think there was a year when I booked a magician which was quite popular at the time. It's much easier for summer birthdays where you can use the garden if the weather is fine. I do wonder if children really enjoy their parties or if the parents just think they do. I expect I'll be told!!
I know Sam is having a celebratory lunch with some of her friends but I do hope to have a brief chat with her sometime today.
Have a lovely day Sam.
Lots of Love
from Mum, Dad and Granny XXX
P.S. We are all looking forward to seeing you in August.