A Sad Birthday

United States
April 26, 2008 12:47pm CST
Today Is My Birthday And All I Want To Do Is Cry. My Family Has Remembered My Birthday But I Haven't Gotten One Single Card From Anyone. I Know Money Is Tight And It's Not Like I Expected A Big Huge Party Or Anything, As A Matter Of Fact, I Didn't Ask For Anything, Just To Be Happy And Celebrate With Friends And Family And I've Got Nothing. Everybody Is Doing Thier Own Thing And It's Just Like Another Day To Them, Nothing Special. No Cake, No Cards, No Nothing And I'm So Sad, I Don't Know What To Do. I've Never In My Entire Life Had A Birthday Party, Not Even As A Child Because My Mother Was A Single Mom With No Money To Give Parties Cause She Always Celebrated On Her Own As An Alcoholic And I Was Always Jealous When A Friend Would Have A Party. Am I Just Being Selfish? Am I Expecting Too Much? All I Really Want Is To Have A Real Birthday.
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@Breath (1298)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I am now sad along side fo you...Soem of my most favorite moments was with my family on my birthdays as a child.We did not have much money but I always had a cake my mom use to make me and some kind of cheap toy to open...I can't offer you a card through the screen but since we are friends I hope a small poem from me to you will make you smile at least for a second... Birthday wishes... Magic candle... Dances in the glow... Special day here you are... Dreams to unfold... Reach for the open sky... Streach your wings... Start to soar and fly... Sweet wishes from me to you... Happy birthday...Happy birthday...Happy birthday...Beautiful you...
• United States
26 Apr 08
Thank-you So Much! That Is A Beautiful Poem And I Will Hold A Special Place For It In My Heart Always. I Feel Better Knowing That Even Though We Have Never Met That Friends Here Can Make Me Feel Like Family With Well Wishes For My Birthday And I Can Feel Myself Lightening Up In Spirit. I Am Very Grateful To Have Found Mylot And All The Wonderful Friends That I Have Made Here.
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• Taiwan
28 Apr 08
what a beautiful poem, it's really a good moment. cake,candle,cards and present,but the most important is all the friends .
@yuanhuann (197)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 08
Happy bthday to u~ Happy bthday to u~ Happy bthday to ladylonewolf2008~ Happy bthday to u~~~ That's the only thing i can do, singing a bthday song to u, cheer up, ok? Besides, i've added u as a friend, see, in this special day, at least a person thousand miles away from your home is helping u to celebrate your bthday ;p Make a wish now, and i wish your dream come true, take care ya~
3 people like this
• United States
26 Apr 08
Awwww, That Was So Sweet, Thank-you Sooo Much. That's Made Me Feel So Much Better. :)
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@dragon54u (27584)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Happy Birthday!! I spent my birthday all by myself a couple weeks ago, too. Nobody much remembered me, not even my kids. But the people here made a big deal of it and that cheered me up some! I went out and bought myself a slice of cake and a little carton of ice cream and I ate it that evening while watching a movie and relaxing with my dogs. Couldn't do much else, no money! My mom called me later and two days later I began to get cards from people who loved me but can never remember to mail them on time. Be good to yourself today!! Go to a movie or a museum or do something special because you're worth it! I'm so sorry you never had a party. No, you're not being selfish at all! Everyone wants to be loved and have people express that love. I wish I lived near you, I would bring you a cake and we'd celebrate how wonderful it is that you're here among us!
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• United States
26 Apr 08
Awww, You Guys Are Gonna Make Me Cry! Not Because I'm Sad But Because I Can Feel The Love And Caring Even Though We May Be Thousands Of Miles Away From Each Other And Never Met. Thank-you! I'll Make A Cake For All Of Us And Celebrate Our Birthday's Together. What Kind Of Ice Cream Do Yall Want? Anybody Wanna Help Blow Up Some Balloons For The Party? lol Thank-you For Cheering Me Up, I Really Appreciate It!
@dragon54u (27584)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I like chocolate with chocolate icing!! And butter pecan ice cream! See, the day isn't so bad. Now go have some fun and come home to lots more "happy birthday!"s. My birthday went on for 3 days with people here cheering me on and cheering me up!
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@shamsta19 (3232)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Awwww........ Happy Bday and many more...... Think of it this way you can only be born once jus being alive is a gift in itself. Do you, go out and celebrate or enjoy yourself at home. Just be thankful for that next breath of air. You know?
• United States
26 Apr 08
Yea, I Need To Quit Stressing So Much And Just Be Gratful That I'm Alive And Here To Celebrate My Birthday Whether I Have A Party Or Not. Thank-you For The Birthday Wishes, I'll Have Many Many More To Celebrate To Makeup For The Lost Ones.
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26 Apr 08
[b]Happy Birthday
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• United States
26 Apr 08
Thank-you! :)
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26 Apr 08
Don't be sad on your birthday. It comes once in the whole year so just relax and enjoy. There are so many days to be blue.
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• Canada
26 Apr 08
Happy Birthday! Though, I am sorry to hear your story! That is quite sad. If I lived near you I would throw you a biiig birthday party!! :) Well I hope you have a good day and I hope that things change for the better. You deserve a birthday party!
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• United States
26 Apr 08
Thank-you! I Don't Feel As Sad Now With All The Birthday Wishes From You All And To Me That's Better Than A Party Any Day. :) Thank-you All For Cheering Me Up Sooo Much. I Am Truly Grateful.
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@elisa812 (3034)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Happy birthday!! I'm sorry you're feeling lonely and sad on your birthday! I had something very similar happen to me this year on my birthday. I think most of my family forgot about it. I got one card, but all of the other people who usually send me a card didn't send one this year and didn't even call or anything to say happy birthday. I think the worst part was that they didn't even remember afterward. Usually it seems like if someone forgets, then they realize later and send a late card or mention something about it or apologizing for forgetting or something. This time, it seemed like people forgot and didn't even realize that they had missed it! I don't think it's selfish of you to want people to do something for you on your birthday--even if it is just a simple card or a phone call or something. I think if you feel like you are missing out on your birthday, maybe you should do something to spoil yourself a little! :) You could go get a cake or something or treat yourself to your favorite meal and maybe relax and take a nice bubble bath or something. You could even go get a massage or something. I think it is worth it to splurge a little and spoil yourself every now and then, especially on your birthday! :) I hope you have a great day!!
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• United States
26 Apr 08
Thanks, I Think I Will Go Out And Spoil Myself With Something Nice, That'll Teach Em To Remember Me Next Year! hehehehe
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@lovenluck (1068)
• India
26 Apr 08
come on cheer up it's your birthday dear and how can you be sad on your day , i know it does hurt when everyone around you gives the damn care attitude but you know that they love you and that's what really matters ,they did not completely forget you on your birthday did they at least they did wish you did not they and Give me your email Id i will send you a special e-card just for you. many happy returns of the day
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• United States
26 Apr 08
Yes, I Know They Love Me, It Just Hurts When I Can't Even Get A Happy Birthday Card From Them, Not Even A Homemade One Or A Lil' Note Or Something But It's Not The End Of The World, And I Am Cheeering Up. :) Thank-you For The Happy Birthday Wishes!
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@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
26 Apr 08
Aaaawwwwwww. Iam very sorry to hear that. But hey cheer up! Life is too short to remain sad like that. Y not be happy and spend quality time with the friends here in mylot. I wish u a very very very happy b"day and a lots of hugs. Look some times we want to do a lot of things in life but cant do it becoz of so many things. Just remember a thing " dont get bitter, get better". Cheers, Tutul
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• United States
26 Apr 08
Thank-you! I Am Feeling A Lot Better Thanks To You All :)
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@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
8 May 08
Belated Happy Birthday! Card is passe already, at least your family remembers you.How old are you now? There are more years to come and I bet you will be having a grand party later. Smile.
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@kosykosy (160)
• Ghana
1 May 08
Hi, I'm really sorry, I've had the same experience before and it makes you feel really ratty. you could save up your money and have a real party for yourself when you get to a good age. How old are you by the way?
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@julyteen (13256)
• Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
30 Apr 08
it is not the party were most important. you need to be happy because you reached another years, another point of your life that you need to be thankful to the giver of it. i never have a party after 13 years, i celebrate it on my own without anybody. everytime my birthday come i am very thankful because another years for me to struggle and need to face the challenge on my way to going old. LOL. don't be selfish learn to accept things beyond our control. thanks fort the post and belated happy b-day.
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
29 Apr 08
I would prefer you to think that your are indeed lucky to celebrate your birthday here with us. There are many people who never even have the chance to cry or remember their birthday. Just think of how lucky you are compared to them and I am sure you will now cry for joy. Though late, may I wish you happy belated birthday!
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@focjop20 (234)
• Puerto Rico
29 Apr 08
Have a very happy birthay, I can only give you my best witches. Also tell you, at least you have family and friends, others don't.
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• United States
28 Apr 08
I'm sorry you are having a sad birthday. If I was there I'd buy you a cake and card to cheer you up. Even if money is tight they could make you a homemade birthday card to at least make you smile and have a better birthday. Happy Birthday!!
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Happy birthday to you! I'm so sorry you are having such a rotten birthday. I find as I get older no one makes such a big deal out of it anymore. If nothing else maybe you can go out by yourself and celebrate or maybe call someone you haven't seen in awhile that might not have anything to do either and just go out and have a good time.
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• Canada
12 May 08
I could not imagine if my family forgot my birthay. When I went to Arizona this year, everyone called me LONG DISTANCE and sent me cards (the ones from my parents came nicely stuffed with money orders!!!). I'm glad you were able to celebrate here on MyLot. Thank you for posting this. I hope the comments on this posting will cheer you up.
@wiser2 (237)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Happy late birthday.Sorry you had a bad one.I feel that way when i do not get a call from my sister.I hope you are having a good today.Happy Birthday:)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Well i know that you dont know me!! But if it means anything to you Happy Belated Birthday. And you know sometimes in life. Situations arise where we feel like we are the only ones here or the only ones that care about certain things. And just from reading your post here i can see that you are the type of person that likes to enjoy herself on her birthday. Primariy not use to spending a day like this alone and by yourself. But i have learned that in life. The only person you can really depend on is YOURSELF and most importantly God. I know that you are thinking well i have parents and siblings, that have been around me all there life. They should have remembered my birthday. But it doesent work out like that all the time. I mean you are right it was sad that you had to spend it like you did, by yourself and alone. But sometimes things happen in life to make us stronger.
@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
28 Apr 08
birthday card - birthday,flowers,card
Everyone deserves a birthday card. So I decided to send one up. They could at least make a card. I only had one birthday party and was only invited to one in my lifetime, until I was in my fifties. Yes, it hurts so. Maybe you will get a real birthday next year. You deserve it. Best wishes for the coming year and a belated birthday to you.