but, here's what I didn't know about being a mother, and I just realized this one today:
1. That on the day of each of my birthdays, at least 1-30, it was more than my birthday. It was Mother's Birth Day. She remembered the day as if it was very recent. I do.
Today is Sarah's birthday and she is 25. I keep thinking about that day. I think about the day before and the day before the day before. I remember the weather. I remember visitors. I remember how the anesthesia affected me each time, and it was different with each of my 4 deliveries. (4 C-Sections for a gal who planned to go natural as in no pain killers - ugh - thank you Lord for protecting me from that)
Today Sarah is 25 and her birth day is very vivid. I remember turning 25 and was my birth day that vivid to Mother, as if it had just happened?
Ann will be 30 on February 1. She's my oldest and I know I'll remember those details. So - I don't know anything beyond having a 30 year old child/daughter/adult.
Mothers share the birthday of their child in a very unique way. I'm certain that Fathers do as well - but probably don't voice it like Mothers do.
So, here's to what I remember and to Sarah's birthday. It was a GREAT day! Thank you, Lord.