Today is my 31st birthday!
About 4 years ago I realized that my birthday might never be the same. That was when I delivered my daughter, Claire on September 26th.
Then two years later our son, Caleb came 5 weeks early, on September 14th.
September 23rd was forever going to be in the shadow of September 14th and 26th.
Today my family is coming to visit, my mother is coming in from Georgia, my sister and brother from Connecticut. My sweet and beautiful niece will be here too. My father will be coming by tomorrow.
I’ve decided that they are all coming to celebrate my birthday.
WHAT? “you’ve decided, Donna“. Yep, that’s right. Even though they were planning on coming whether or not it was my birthday; I’ve decided that they are here to celebrate with me.
Just having my family around me on my birthday is a celebration. I don’t need a cake or presents. I just need them, my family. Although I may not have always felt this way, my family is a gift.
I am blessed.