Friday, October 17, 2008

My Start


October 16, REO Speedwagon was playing a concert a few hours away from the tiny town called Hell. That same day, a young girl sat under a tree, with a baby in her belly, furious she was not allowed to attend the concert she so desperately wanted to see for HER birthday. The young, soon-to-be first time mother was not happy, she turned to a bottle of alcohol and some prescription drugs to numb her pain, not realizing what was happening.

The morning came and with it so did her regularly scheduled doctors appointment. The girl, who was only a child, was intent on celebrating that day, her day...the day she had celebrated so many years before, as it was the day she was born, met the doctor eagerly wanting only to be done and to arrive at her own party.

She was told there would be no party, she was having a baby today and she would not be leaving. Disbelief filled the girls head as the dr explained she had been in labor for some time, but the previous cocktail of 'mood enhancers' had slowed the process. Soon the hospital was abuzz with the girls friends all excited and waiting to meet the newest addition to the group. Finally, just before the day was thru, a tiny bundle of pink met the world and the celebration began as both mother and daughter were joined on the same day.

There was much love that day and many days since then. I've been blessed by a very full life in such a short existance. Never fully grateful for the beginning I was given, but as I look into the faces of my own children - I know how much was given of that young girl that day and despite all that happened after that point, I'm here because of her.

So today is my day, but I also share my humble start with the woman who gave me life -
Happy Birthday!

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming,
"Woo hoo! What a ride!"

11 comments:

Thomas said...

I love REO Speedwagon.

pixie4bears said...

Aww. Happy Birthday to the both of you.

A Buns Life said...

How ironic uh? Happy birthday sweetie! I hope each birthday is even better than the last. :)

Jen said...

Happy birthday! Your story brought tears to my eyes (maybe because I'm pregnant and hormonal, but also maybe because it's very very touching)--I wish you many years filled with happiness and health!

mommaof4wife2r said...

kel...happy bday! and well, what a story girl! it's not too diff from my bmom story for one of my kiddos. i knew i loved u! have a good day, kel! smile and sit back...make a little something special for just you...and smile!!!!

auntie said...

happy birthday!! let the partying begin :)

skiplovey said...

Happy Birthday Libra twin! We have the same birthday, that's wild. You must be an amazing, talented, gorgeous and very special person too...? *ahem*

Wow what a crazy story. And REO Speedwagon, who knew it'd have such a lasting impact on someone's life.

jupitersinclair said...

Happy birthday,to both of you.

I was in labor for my 17th birthday. I was selfish though and refused to share my birthday with a kid! haha. He was born the day after ;)

GoteeMan said...

wow... beautiful...

thanks so much for sharing...

and happy birthday...

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

GoteeMan said...

so, how was the birthday?!

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

Jenn said...

Happy late birthday.