Saturday, September 6, 2008

Birthday Girl and Two Hugs


I am so tired. I'm not a party person. I can't even handle a party for a one year old.

My beautiful Grand Daughter Cordelia Olivia Vollrath was one year old today.

I bought her a used car. I got her one of those toddler car for $15.00. A thrift store employee priced if for himself to buy but I grabbed the car before he could time out at the end of the day.
All is fair in Love and Birthdays.

A man at the party stole $20.00 from my parents many years ago and then lied about the dirty deed, paid me back. I gave him a hug and forgave him.

My son and I gave his daughter and wife a dozen roses each. A red rose for each month Amanda gave care to my Grand Daughter. A pink rose for each month Cordelia gave joy to us all.

My ex-wife and I talked and the lady I'm dating now, was at the party. That was a first, my ex-wife meeting a women I'm dating. My new found inner peace made this a non-event.

My Grand Daughter let me hold her and we even had time to play 'Where is Grandpa's Hat?'
No coughing game on her Birthday as my asthma wasn't bad.

I tried to talk to everybody and when I went back to talk to Patty my girlfriend, I saw her leaving with her best friend Rosie in the distance. Rosie is Cordelia's Great Grandmother on her Mother's side of the family. Patty rode to the party with Rosie and I felt like a fool not to offer her a ride home.

The party ended and I said my goodbye to Cordelia. As I drove home I wished I had offered Patty that ride home. My cell phone rang and it was Patty asking if I wanted to come to her apartment. She meet me in the park where the party was and I followed her back home.

We talked for hours and when I left she gave me a hug goodbye. It was only our second date if you can call hanging out and talking a date. Like me she was in the borderlands between life and death. We seem to talk in terms only we can understand. We will be life long friends but is there more than friendship in our future? Only time will tell.

6 comments:

earth heart said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful grand daughter. It sounds like a lovely day.

Robert A Vollrath said...

A wonderful day. Perfect in the imperfection of all the small events.

Lottery Girl said...

I know I am a broken record, but that baby is a doll! Glad you were there to share in the big day!

Robert A Vollrath said...

I never get tired of hearing that my grand daughter is cute.

Nardeeisms said...

Cordelia is wonderful Bob. Her face glows with love. I've always been a sucker for a cute kid. I am also happy that you seem to have found your spiritual "equal". May you continue to find and keep the peace you seek. - Nards

Robert A Vollrath said...

I was down a little bit today and all your comments have lifted me up Nards.

Patty and I are still trying to figure out how we can speak to each other in half sentences. Yes we are spiritual equals and we both didn't know how lonely we were till we meet each other.

This relationship is still very new and we both don't understand it.

I would love to write a book about that place between life and death with Patty but her accident was so much worst than mine that I don't want to make her relive it.