Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Birthday!

I had the most wonderful surprise last night from my daughter :). My birthday was this past friday, April 17th. I don't particularly acknowledge my birthday because I don't like all that attention. Well, my daughter surprised me with an India Aurie concert in San Diego and the House of Blues! It was absolutely awesome!
We started out by dressing up. She actually bought us outfits. Then we went to take portraits followed by dinner, chinese food and on to the concert. Most of our travel was by car and some was by the trolley. I had no idea any of this was going to happen...except that there was a surprise coming and that I was to follow!

India is such a high spirited, sophistacated, graceful lady. She sang with such richness and wisdom in her lyrics. And, she is fairly young! I really appreciated her style of singing considering the young people today and how they deliver i.e. their presentation from clothing to dancing to the message in their music.

We left feeling so good! We talked about it all the way home. It seemed to open up a side of her that I haven't seen in a very long time...*sniff. When we arrived home, the boys had babysat the my grandson, they had baked a chocolate cake for me! They immediately dragged me to the kitchen and sang happy birthday.

It is so nice to know you kids do love you at this age!...LOL!


Suburbia said...

How lovely, you are obviously very treasured :)

presious said...

Well Suburbia,

This is evidence that what seems like a dark, grey, stormy time in our life is not the end. My daughter has come a long, long way. At age 15, she became extremely angry at life. I think, though she denies, it was our divorce. She has been through it all i.e. drugs, alcohol, self mutilation. A few years ago, she decided she was tired and wanted to better her life.

As a result, we have a grandson with no father. However, not believing in abortion, she has continued on with her studies and is due to graduate from UCI in June. She has been accepted into her credential program already. She works at night. I keep the baby while she does all of this. Of course, she has moved back home, which I am glad for. She has been clean and sober for almost 2 years and my grandson is just a jewel that I can't imagine not being here :).

I say this to you because, I know with what you are going through right now, life seems really out of place. I encourage you to hang in there. It WILL get better. You WILL adjust to a new, better lifestyle with awesome goals!

Keep your head up, establish some very small goals. Pretty soon you will be running strong. I've been where you are...with four young children.

Polly said...

What a perfect perfect night - I love India - what a special treat, I bet she was just amazing.

presious said...


Yes, she was absolutely amazing. What impressed me so much was that she was such a lady. So many artists focus on their bodies and so much make up. India was very cultural and graceful. Her songs come with such wisdom, life lessons. I really appreciated her. Her messages are so encouraging especially for where I am right now in my life.

Music can be a powerful tool in our lives. The message can be powerful.