On this day, 57 years ago....my Mom was born. On this day, 57 years later...she celebrates her 1/2 birthday. What is a HALF birthday, you ask?
Seven years ago when my Mom turned 50, she decided that she no longer wanted to celebrate her birthday on January 5th.
Because for 50 years she had to celebrate her birthday in the cold. She couldn't have the outdoor cookouts and pool parties. Her birthdays were celebrated inside. She is from Maryland and winters there are very cold and they get snow this time of year. Many of her parties were spent inside while there was snow on the ground. She watched her brother, whose birthday is in July, get what she called "cool parties" and she longed for the day she could have parties like that!
When do you want your birthday to be?
July 4th! So for the last seven years, we've celebrated my Mom's other HALF of her birthday with an outdoor cookout (complete with a bushel of steamed crabs...her favorite!), pool party and of course we end it with amazing fireworks!
Every January 5th, I am allowed to tell her "Happy Birthday" but we don't celebrate her birthday today...we just acknowledge the day she was brought into this world!
So on this day....HAPPY 1/2 BIRTHDAY MOM!
I LOVE YOU BUNCHES!!!!!