Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A Very Merry Un-Birthday To You!

Can you imagine going through life, at least your childhood, without having a birthday party? I realize their are people who subscribe to a religious doctrine that prohibits celebrating one's birthday, but this wasn't the case.

It was brought to my attention that we have a family member who had never had a real birthday party. There was an attempt that she remembered, but it ended in a disaster. So to help her prepare to celebrate for her upcoming 64th birthday, we held a surprise party for her. She was totally unaware of our plans.

Her party was complete with streamers, balloons, a crown, a cake, MANY candles, and most of all lots of laughter, smiling and great family time.

I can only imagine the pain of not having someone remember YOU on YOUR special day. We each only have one special day that marks our birth. If you haven't celebrated YOU in awhile I think an Un-Birthday is a fabulous way to do so.

Happy Un-Birthday to You!