My mom has often told me how a birthday is really a multi-person event: it’s not just the celebration of your birth; it’s also the celebration of when your parents became parents. Whether they were first time parents or not, every experience is different and new, and that makes every birth a new experience.
So, happy birthing day to my mom, too. Thank you for giving me life. I know you took one heck of a chance doing it, too, and I appreciate your courage, now and always.