Friday, March 18, 2011
Ever since Elijah was born, I've had a whole new appreciation for my mother. Before then, it was so easy to take for granted the sacrifices she made and the ways she cared for me. I remember on Elijah's first birthday, someone wished me a “Happy Birth Day” and pointed out that the MOMS are the ones who should be celebrated on a child's birthday—after all, they're the ones who did all the work!
After birthing two babies, I couldn't agree more. My mom was the hero on March 18 twenty-nine years ago! So as friends and family celebrate me today, I am throwing out a Birth Day salute to Mom. “Thanks” hardly seems adequate—but I am indeed thankful for the mother who was “born” today!