Today is my birthday and never once have I taken off from work for my birthday. But this year I decided to do it. I am going to take the day off. Yea!
Well kinda sorta, this is the part in the movie, where you hear a big screech! I planned to take the day off, but I couldn’t. Here’s the story—thirteen years ago the day after my birthday, I was at the hospital giving birth to beautiful twin baby girls. On this day was born Alexys and Aleyah.
My doctor had been explaining from the day that we found out that we were having twins that our goal was for them to be at least 4lbs each, to avoid spending time in intensive care. Their birth weights you ask, where 6lbs 10oz, and 5lbs,14oz. Everyone was astounded! These babies went home with me and 13 years later have officially become Teens!
These 13 year olds girls interfere with my birthday plans every year! But I wouldn’t change a thing. They have been honor roll students since starting school and never a year goes by that teachers don’t report that they are smart, talented young leaders.
At this time every year I reflect on how blessed I was to give birth to healthy girls who have been given to me to teach and train until an appointed time. So every year on my birthday, I am prepping for their birthday. What I appreciate is, that while we are making preparations for them, their response to me is “Mom, what about your birthday?” I am glad they have learned to not just focus on themselves, but to consider me also. I want them to recognize that it is always better to give than receive. Ironically, when you give, you always receive. You’ll understand what I mean when you read the ebook. It’s a principle thing.