I am now 82!! Of course the 'right' thing in my life today is the fact I've been granted a further 12 years above my allotted three score years and ten so what's not to be happy about? I'm never sure what I've done to deserve longevity; maybe it's all in the genes.
It is going to be a quiet day as my daughter is still recovering from her knee op and #1 granddaughter is busy and #2 granddaughter has been down with a tummy bug. #3 granddaughter lives in Alaska and my grandson will be working. I don't mind as I know they will be thinking of me and I of them of course.
My birthday for the past 12 years has been tinged with some sadness as it was on my 70th birthday my son took it into his head to cease all communication with me and my family. Since then he has had nothing to do with me, his step-father (Phil), his own dad nor his sister or any of her family. Nobody seems to really know what caused this and we have been unable to find out. The old adage 'out of sight, out of mimd' doesn't ring true in this case as I still think of him and, although I doubt it will ever happen, I hope that one day we will all get together. After all, he is my son; he is my daughter's brother and I think she deserves better from him. I have been fortunate that his wife has kept me up-to-date about their family via email with the occasional photograph.
I no longer let this cause hurt as 12 years is a long time and I have my fantastic daughter and her family who have always been there for me and for this I am eternally grateful to them. I may not see them as often as I'd like but they are all busy people and I know should I need them at any time they would respond. I can ask for nothing more than that from anyone. That is a daily 'right' in my life. What a wonderful family I have.