05 Jul Happy Birthday!
A birthday is something that everyone on this planet has. Yes, other people may share the same day with you, but it is still ‘your’ special day. From a parent’s perspective, I have had more fun planning and celebrating my children’s birthdays more than my own. As my daughter just turned 4 earlier this month, and my son turns 3 in March, I have connected with my inner child and planned their parties. While picking out cake icing colors and invites are fun thoughts swirling around in my head, I also had thoughts of all the couples who are still waiting and hoping to sing Happy Birthday to a child of their own someday. And while for most, the dream will come true, there are still some that the dream may never materialize. What do you do then? Celebrate a niece or nephew’s birthday with all the enthusiasm you would have if it were your own child? Celebrate your own birthday in a more extraordinary way? How about putting a kid theme to your own birthday? I do not know what the answer is, but I do know that I am very blessed to sing Happy Birthday to two great kids, that happen to be mine.