I have four birthdays that standout beyond the rest.
- Sweet 16: On my 16th birthday, I had a fabulous party. I remember that there was a fight at my party. It didn’t bother me because on that day, I officially became a teenager.
- It’s Official: 21 and counting – I am a grown woman. Yes!
My brother and sister had a surprise birthday party for me that was actually a surprise. How sweet of them!
- Mid Life Crisis: My 40th birthday to this day remains pivotal. I cried crocodile tears. I was getting older and being 40 proved it!
- A memorable celebration on my 43rd birthday: My 13 year old daughter became a woman. She started her period on the same day that I turned 43. She was on Cloud 9. I cried uncontrollably. On that day, I no longer had a little girl. I was troubled, but I got over it. I recognized that age is more than a number; it is life unfolding before your very eyes!
Now, each year, I celebrate God’s grace and gratefulness for allowing me to live another day; another year. Every day is a blessing. It is up to me to make every hour count.
For me, my birthday, March 15th, is a national holiday!
And I celebrate it as one!
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