22 November 2011

22 November 2011

Today is my Pop's birthday.  He is coming over to my house for dinner and dessert.  It'll be quiet and low key, which he likes, and just the three of us.

Today is also the 20 year anniversary of the day the kid and I escaped an abusive relationship and landed in Portland, at my parents house, with the clothes on our backs and very little else.

We've got things to celebrate.


Anonymous said...

To your phenomenal courage and to your Pop's birthday - congratulations.

elf said...

Happy birthday to your Pop. It's hard but hope you are sharing fond memories of your mom.

1991... hard to believe it's been 20 years since then. It seems like yesterday. Although I imagine you're thankful for the distance.

Em said...

Happy birthday to your Pop.

And I'm glad you were wise and did what you did 20 years ago today.

8thdayplanner said...

Happy Birthday to your dad and to T.

And Happy Thanksgiving. We all have much to be thankful for, not least of which are friends and family who will always give us a home when we need one.

Here's to you, my friend.

the only daughter said...

Happy, happy to your dad. and for the joyful moments found in eact day.


Grumpy Granny said...

Happy BD to your Pop and happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I know what it's like to leave everything behind. The positive side of that is--you learn to look ahead.

Hugs for the holidays!