Birthday Hope

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

We take the most simple things in life for granted. Never look at a human being and tell your self i been through worse things than her or she can imagine, because chances are 9/10 they have experienced things you may never want to imagine on your worst nightmare.

Birthday Hope

By: TheTruth13

For days now I have laid awake in my bed, wondering if it gets any easier. Every night I have been telling my girlfriend goodnight, sleep well. Knowing she would sleep and rest, while I stayed up listening to music, other nights in silence only sound in the room being my tears. It wasn’t until last night that I gotten some rest. But that wasn’t optional; I just came home from work, and fell asleep without even thinking. She has been suggesting talking to her if I need someone; but how do you tell someone that you can’t sleep because you been crying about the memories about your 7th birthday, the last one you would ever spend with your mother? How to do you explain to everyone around you that you don’t want any gifts, not because you don’t like them, but because every single new gift you get only reminds you of how poor your mother was but spent her last spare change to get you the robot you wanted when you were 7 years old, and now that you can get anything in the world, it really doesn’t matter because you have everything you will ever need is hope in that one robot from 11 years ago?

For many years no one has understood why I loved my birthday, then one year all of the sudden stopped loving them. I played along with everyone around me, just to be nice and not tell them that I wasn’t ever into it because I was acting for their own sake. After I gotten my robot on my 7th birthday I believed it was the best birthday with my mother ever! I didn’t believe it was my last one. After a day or two I just put my robot with the rest of my toys, not because I didn’t like it, but because I didn’t want to break what my mother spent a hard time getting for me. If I knew how much the robot would mean to me now, I would have never put it down! When we are kids and teenagers we take everything we get from our parents for granted. When we are in our 20’s all we want to do is be on our own. But the older we get, the more we need our parents to be with us. There comes a day in our lives when we have to say goodbye to them. Some people get the chance to tell them for the last time “I love you” others of us never do, and have to live with the guilt knowing we have a promise we made to them, but can never achieve it because we took it for granted.

As teens we believe that nothing can get us, we are this untouchable force. But for some teens, it is harder to accept the fact that we are the most vulnerable human beings on earth. Not because we are smarter than the rest of the population, but because we are speaking from experience. Sometimes adults tell those same teenagers, “you have no idea what pain is”, or “you think that you know everything in the world, don’t you?” The answer is simple; we don’t. However, some kids like I, have had experiences so horrible to them, that when they look back on those days, and look at the people around them, that it is hard not to answer them with “Don’t tell me what pain is, because things I have experienced, and witnessed within my short life is more than you may ever want to read in a fiction book, more or less ever experience it.” We are humans; we will make many mistakes within our life that is part of living.  But is it possible that no matter the pain we have experienced, is it possible to forgive ourselves and celebrate something as simple as a birthday not because we want it, but because that one person who we are trying to honor would be proud of the success over the years? Could one person change that, or is it just a mere rainbow which we believe still has a pot of gold? 


Submitted: November 14, 2014

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