Today is my sister’s birthday. A birthday is a magic day. It is the day she began life on earth.
Happy, Happy Birthday, Becky dear
– may happiness come to you all year.
If I had one wish then it would be
A happy, happy birthday to you from me! Children's Songbook
Each of us have a birth day – the day we were born on.
I remember the first birth I ever saw – a lamb. I was about 14 or 15. I was walking casually through a herd of sheep that spring day and saw a ewe strain and then drop the pile of … it looked like part of the insides of an animal being butchered. I knew it was likely a lamb but wondered if something was wrong – for a part of a second nothing moved – then I recognized a small whitish hoof and then that moved. Suddenly an ear flapped and with thrashing and the mother’s nudging a lamb flopped free of the birthing membranes; a real live, honest to goodness lamb – alive, bleating and very soon standing on its own.
What a wonder to witness.
Each birth is – a wonder, a miracle.
Each person is an awe inspiring, breath taking wonder. You are. I am.
I kind of tear up every time I see or hold a tiny newborn – newborn anything.
Thanks mom for giving me life. Thanks for this stupendous, incredible gift – a birth day.
And to Becky and everyone else Happy Birth Day – even if it isn’t today.