It's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to...

Today is my birthday, but it's a bittersweet day for me. My family had a rough week, my grandfather was touch and go all week and he ended up passing yesterday after I got out of work. As much as we'll all miss him dearly, we're just so thankful he's no longer suffering. He was the greatest man I've ever known and am so privileged that he was my grandfather.

H and I with my grandparents on our wedding day

They won the anniversary dance with over 60 years of marriage :)

Yankee game with my dad, grandpa, brother, and H at the new stadium in 2009.

But today is also my birthday. I'm in a very odd spot where everyone around me wants to celebrate my b-day, but I'm just not in a very celebratory mood. My mom is encouraging me to try and make the best of my day anyway. So, H and I are headed to the beach, and then we'll meet up with some friends tonight. 

Tomorrow, our friends are throwing a joint pool party/BBQ for me and one of our other friends whose birthday was yesterday. I was so looking forward to this for the past couple weeks, and now I'm just kind of in a funk. I feel like I shouldn't be partying/celebrating right now. 

But, I can't wait to see my grandma and give her a big hug this weekend once we get up to Connecticut.


  1. :-( I'm so sorry, what an odd bday. I hope that you can enjoy yourself a little bit!


  2. oh my gosh, I just got chills reading this. I am so sorry for your loss... I hope you do enjoy your day as much as you can!!

    Happy Birthday girl!! **Thinking of you** :)

    <3 Melissa

  3. I am SO sorry for you loss girlie :( that is really really hard - thinking of you and I hope you have a wonderful birthday regardless of the circumstances - you deserve it! xoxoxo

  4. So sorry to hear about your grandfather... Definitely praying you can celebrate his life and your birthday in your own special ways. :)

  5. I'm so sorry, Kate. I know how tough that is. My thoughts and prayers are with you!


  6. So sorry for you loss. Will be thinking of you!

  7. So sorry for your lost. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. I'm so sorry for your loss Kate. I hope you made the best out of your birthday the best you could (Happy Birthday!), and I also hope you enjoy your time with your family in CT.

  9. So sorry for your loss, lady. I'll be thinking of y'all. Have a safe trip to CT. Prayers going out your way.

    And I hope that you were able to enjoy your birthday a little...LOVING the MK watch!!