Thus far, we have celebrated the birth of a six year old and a forty year old. Today is my turn. I have made it around the sun 39 times! Hard to believe. I am relishing in all the birthday wishes, however it is tough when your birthday is a mere four days after your spouse's. It sometimes gets overlooked, and it is definitely a bit anticlimactic. I originally thought it so romantic to have close birthdays. Reality is different especially when you are a bit of an attention seeker!
My mother was the first to call and wish me a happy birthday. As we closed, I remembered to wish her a happy birthing day. Today was not only my birthday, but the day she became a mother. She chuckled, and agreed that I had started it all.
What my day holds is blank opportunity. The kiddos and I have talked about going to the park, the zoo or even to join in on a walk across a bridge in town. Why a bridge walk? In addition to being my birthday, it is International Women's Day. It is marked by women walking on bridges and marking the day throughout the world.
I never realized I shared my birthday with such an auspicious event. I learned of the dual significance of the day in the last few years. Perhaps I had previously been distracted by my celebrations! I wonder what women years before me would think of women today. I wonder what our mothers' mothers would think. Have we done enough? Would they do things differently? What strides are yet to come for our daughters and granddaughter?
Whatever today holds, I know it will be an amazing day. I look forward to it and the year to come.