Post # 1
So, this is my first birthday where my family isn’t 3o minutes of driving distance away and my SO has said that he apologizes in advance that he cant get me a present. I completely understand because with the wedding next month we will be spread out thin…Still hurts though. I have a tradition of going out to eat crepes with my mother and then having steak dinner with my father but this year it isn’t possible. I went above and beyond for my SOs birthday but then again it was a different financial situation. Just feeling kinda down and not looking forward to tomorrow…Feels like I will be spending the day running errands.
Post # 3
@Payless: Happy Birthday!!
Sorry, it sucks. Although, this year I totally felt the same way.. I felt like everybody was avoiding me and it was a sucky feeling because I go above and beyond for my close friends and family.. turns out they actually planned a little surprise dinner for me though! Nothing big but it totally turned my day around to know they WERE thinking about me after all.
I’m sure your family wishes they could be there with you! If you don’t get to do much celebrating, at least stop somewhere for a nice pedicure or an afternoon drink between errands 😉
Post # 4
@Payless: Happy birthday and I am sorry that you are sad. I would feel that way too. Can you make up for it after the wedding when money isn’t so tight? Maybe have a belated birthday dinner on your honeymoon, or the next time you see your family.
Post # 5
@beeberry: Thank you and I think some bath time Merlot would do the trick 😉 I know my family would love to be with me but we were stationed too far for it to be a consideration. It was great of your family to surprise you with something so sweet and intimate! I have some hope that my SO will be doing something similar (trying to stay realistic though!)
@FLBlonde93: Thank you and I am sure I will get over it once the day has passed (I just need it to pass quickly). I think a belated celebration would be charming but don’t see myself doing such a thing. I could just celebrate my unbirthday after the wedding! lol