Today is a big day! Today is Catherine’s birthday.
I have always thought of the birthdays of my children as a dual celebration – one for them and one for me.
Until the day I die, I will thank God for my children and the miracle I experienced on the day of their birth. Every birthday each of my daughters celebrate, I celebrate the miracle
Each birthday, I relive the day they were born and, with each passing year, I celebrate the joy of watching them embrace life. I relive unwrapping Catherine and counting her toes (they were so big I thought she had six), I relive her putting her cat in a pillowcase and dunking it in the toilet, I relive checking dresser drawers daily for that same cat, I relive her first day of school, I relive her basement production of Annie (starring herself), I relive her every childhood dream – writer, actress, ballerina. I relive every day of her life.
The joy does not diminish as the decades grow, nor do my memories fade.
Catherine will always be my precious first-born daughter who was born May 21st because I danced under the light of the full moon on May 20th.
Happy Birthday, Trinky!!!
Happy Birth Day to me for giving birth to you!!
All of my love, your eternally grateful Mother
PS. I also have a good conception story, but Cath would kill me!