Birthdays…A Rite of Transition

What is a Birthday, anyway?  Wikipedia tells us that, “Birthday is the name given to the date of the anniversary of the day of a person’s birth… Birthdays are traditionally marked by celebrations including a birthday party or, in some particular cases, a rite of transition.”

When our children are born, they are not the only ones to experience a Birth Day.  We, as adults, enter our own rite of transition on this special day… we become parents.  Somehow our hearts grow bigger, our days grow more full, our minds grow busy with the anticipation of what lies ahead, and our lives are forever touched by something so small and precious.  Time seems to stop for one amazing moment.

Someone once said that birth is like having your heart step outside your body and walk around in the world on its’ own two feet.  Happy Birthday, Heart.

Our own Christy Muscato celebrates her Birth Day this weekend… Happy Birthday, Friend – I’m so glad you were born!

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