The worst aunt ever

4 May

At least I felt like it.

This is Corbin, my nephew.  All week long I kept telling myself “May 1st is Corbin’s birthday.  Call Corbin on May 1st.”

What I never told myself was “Saturday is May 1st.”  So at 11:30 pm when I am plugging my phone in before I go to bed and the date pops up, I realize…. today was Corbin’s birthday and I missed it.

I just sat there, stunned.  I couldn’t believe I had forgotten to call the only man under the age of 20 I love so much on such an important day.  He turned 10 and I missed it.

My husband literally held me while I cried myself to sleep. 

If I could change 1 thing about myself, it would be the remembering important dates thing.

 This is the kid I buy cookie dough from that I don’t really want just so he can have the chance to get into the money booth at school.  He is the only reason I would ever go to McDonald’s.  Besides his mom I was the first person to hold him in the delivery room.  I love this kid!

I did get to talk to him the next day and of course he was fine.  I was the mess. 

I am sure I have not scarred him for life.  I just want him to know how special he is to me and it makes me sad that I miss a lot of his life.

This is when living away from your family feels hard.

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One Response to “The worst aunt ever”

  1. Tricia Boganwright (Mom) May 5, 2010 at 6:13 p05 #

    I hate missing those special things too. My heart melted and my eyes welled with tears at the picture of Andrew holding you in his arms while you cried. I love you both so much.

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