Even at the risk of being extremely soppy, I’m going to wish my mom a happy birthday for my birthday – albeit slightly late 😉 (Okay, the risk of soppiness is not an actual risk, it’s a reality! But, sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do … )
You see, now that I’m a mom myself, I’ve realized that one’s birthday is in fact a day to thank one’s mom for giving you the ultimate birthday gift – life! For carrying you, growing her belly, enduring morning sickness, crazy tiredness, taking on extra stretch marks and lumps and bumps and ultimately helping you make your big appearance in this big world after hours of extreme pain. All I did was take a breath, but ultimately, the whole event of birth was her. So, Mom, if you’re reading this (and I know you are because you now know just how to operate your fancy phone and surf the net and I’ve added my blog as your homepage so you have no choice), thank you and dankie, my Liefde’s Blommetjie.