Happy Birthday!

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.