Sunday, May 08, 2016

Another trip around the sun

"Don't be afraid your life will end. Be afraid that it will never begin."
Grace Hansen
Today was my birthday, and as happens every few years, it fell on the same day as Mother's Day. As I wandered through the delightfully diverse wave of good wishes on social media, I smiled at the ones here and there that suggested I had to "share" the day.

I guess I never really thought of it as "sharing". If anything, I'm tickled that I get to enjoy a day like today with a woman who's as good at being a mother as anyone possibly can be. No, no one is perfect at anything - trust me, I nailed imperfection on multiple levels from the moment my cells began coalescing all those years ago. But I can't imagine being a parent alongside anyone else, and today it was especially fun to look at our kids through the lens of her.

Time isn't moving any slower, and the numbers are only getting bigger as I continue to tick off one orbital trip after another. But today was another reminder of what a charmed trip it's been so far, and how lucky I am to be sharing it with her.

Your turn: What are you thankful for?

1 comment:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Birdie Day, Carmi! (albeit, belated)

I'm happy to be hanging out with the wildlife in W.V. Wish it would stop raining though, I think we're up to about 14 days in a row.