Yes this week is my birthday week! WOW!! If you think it was just a short time ago..you are right..my biological birthdate is in October…however! I was adopted into my family, the family that raised me, cared for me, and the family that I call Mom, Dad, and sister! Because of that I have wrestled with celebrating a birthdate to a mother is no longer in my life as opposed to celebrating a day when I became part of my family. For that reason I am now celebrating my birthday in March, March 9th to be exact! The date of birth for official reasons (i.e., legal documents) will remain October but for all other purposes …March 9th it is!
This week will bring much homework…ahhh!! So back to the writing I go!
Another fun odd weird fact that some might find cool, I’ve decided to change my birthday! Here is why . I was adopted back when I was a child. I was born on October 9th, 1986 but I did not get brought to my new family until March 9th. My last birthday at home in Honduras, because we wanted to celebrate birthdays before I left…we celebrated that birthday on March 9th. I had thought about it for awhile…why not have my birthday celebrated on an awesome day, the day I was brought to a new family…a family that became my family. Why celebrate a birthday I was born to a mother who couldn’t care for me?
So yes effective 2013…I will be celebrating my birthday on March…probably but it works for me. It want to enjoy my birthday and I cannot think of celebrating on a better day than the day I became a Shaw Rose girl…the day that was the beginning of a new chapter for me. And that is what I want to remember.
So yes this year will be the shortest time between birthday celebrations but that’s ok