Today is Everybody’s Birthday! OK, it’s not everybody’s, but it sure feels that way. My father and mother were both born on this day, one year apart. Growing up with your parents having the same birthday is a little odd. Needing (or wanting) to get two special gifts for two important people in your life almost makes the day feel like Christmas or something. I don’t know how else to explain it, but that’s how it felt to me. My sister may have a totally different take on it.
My husband shares the same birthday. He’s 20 years younger than my dad. When we were dating and I found that out, I almost left him on the spot. It was too late by then though, he had me hook, line and sinker. So, now three of the most important people in my life shared the same birthday. My parents were divorced when I was ten, so the added pressure of who do I actually spend the day with was almost more than I could take. It’s bad enough to figure that stuff out for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but BIRTHDAYS! Yikes!
I wish I had pictures of all three to share with you today. Unfortunately, my dad passed away in 1995, so I have nothing on my digital camera of him. I’ll have to look for something that can be scaned in. My hubby is camera shy right now, so that one will take a while. The picture of my momma, is one I took in CO when we went to see my sister and her family in early September of this year. She’s as lovely as she was when we were kids. Happy Birthday Momma and Richard!