25.2.10

Happy birthday to my mother.

If you are a woman, then you know your birthday is really about your mother. (As in, the woman who probably gave birth to you.) I have just celebrated a milestone birthday. (It starts with a la-la-la, I can't hear you and ends in a zero.) As such, it's the perfect moment to thank my mother (again), for pushing me out the hoo-haw called her VAGINA. And for all her hard work and sacrifice over the last four you-know-whats. I am my mother’s masterpiece.

In my family, there are babies everywhere. My brother and his wife just had their first baby. A day later, my nephew and his partner had their first baby. And here is a photo of my mother with her first baby. Isn't she beautiful?

13 comments:

From AA to NZ said...

Such a beautiful baby ..... then and now ..... I've "almost" forgiven you for refusing to be pushed until YOU were good and ready. (Nothing new there!) Happy Birthday ..... and who's counting? xoxo

harmzie said...

I was trying to figure out to whom you were referring, and then I realized it didn't matter! They're both beautiful!

Suzy said...

Wow, your mom looks about 16. Which would make you 21. I have a degree in math as you can see.

TechnoBabe said...

Nice way to celebrate your birthday. I guess we should share our birthdays with our mothers. This is a really nice photo of your mother and baby you. Happy Birthday.

Lola Sharp said...

Happy Birthday! (to both of you)

And, I too turned the big, gnarly la la la la- a number which shall not be spoken- this year.
The worst part about that is...the NEXT milestone! Can you imagine?!! *shudder*

Love the photo!

Chavah said...

Hehe great post. Happy belated birthday from a fellow kiwimum.

Sweet Jane said...

Awwwwww. What a beautiful post! I totally agree, I celebrated my mom for the first time this birthday too. I didn't know! I didn't know!

Big love to you both.

Madame DeFarge said...

Sweet picture. Love the bunches in her hair, very neat in the circumstances. Happy birthday to your mum.

Chris Mancini said...

Happy Birthday. When you live in Australia, isn't that like leap years? You don't have to count every year, right? I hit the LA LA number recently too. We don't discuss such things.

Happy Frog and I said...

Great post, I'd not thought of it like that before. Congratulations!

Jack said...

Happy Birthday.

sas said...

hooray for vaginas :)

Robin said...

Awwwww..... I love your perspective -- that it's also about our moms. So true. I'm a mom, but I adopted and so I didn't have to, well, hoo-haws, you know. I love your line about babies everywhere... any in NZ with you?