The Birthday Girl

Many can relate to the love, the pride and the depth of it all when a mother feels such wonder from their child.

When my adult children celebrate their birthdays I, first of all, feel so blessed to actually be here and have the privilege of wishing them all the best of health and love in the world. I caught on a long time ago that one never does know what will be, as you know too, I bet. I adore my daughters. I have been told by many that I am a very sentimental and sensitive person by nature (and I concur) and tend to take all the celebrations and everyday blessings a bit deeper.

I don’t believe any child, no matter their age, could ever get tired or basically used to hearing loving wishes and words of praise from a parent. As a mother in the business for nearly 32 years, I never get tired of conveying to my children how I feel about them, particularly on their birthday. I do not wait for that one day in the year to tell them the abundance of love I have for them. They would be the first to tell you that I am constantly on top of conveying the message of love for them because it is just so easy for me to do, through actions and words; and not just because it comes naturally, but because it feels so good to give them that message daily. Did I mention that I adore my daughters?

As I prepare to celebrate Pesach I also feel extra excitement deep inside my heart because one of my daughters, my baby girl, will be celebrating her birthday this week too! This year her birthday falls on a Monday which brings back a truck-load of memories because she was born on a Monday. And that is just one very important detail that I am delighted to say I can still recall like it was yesterday. My delicious child was scheduled to arrive on a Thursday but she decided to arrive a few days early and began knocking at the door suddenly in the early morning of Monday. After 12 hours of lovely labor the most amazing, kindest, interesting, generous, fun, delicious, precious absolutely brilliant, absolutely gorgeous baby face was born. From day one she had a mind of her own and all I have to say is BARUCH HA SHEM an infinite amount of times.

When I recently read by chance a lovely quote by Ann Landers, I felt it so easy to relate: “It’s not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them a successful human being.” The reason I could relate is because both my daughters have always told me how I have taught them.I did my job well and what can I say, except I am delighted beyond to see their words are so true.

I want to share with you that no matter what, “The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.” I read this recently and truly believe those words to be so accurate.

I came across few words that sum up the depth of my love and only a mother can relate to this:

YOU are the reason I smile, I love, I breath, I live.

Thank you baby for teaching me so much, for being yourself; a one and only in this world, and for all the LOVE that you give to me and to anyone that is lucky enough to know you. The world is truly and absolutely a better place because you are in it.

I love you forever and ever, no words could ever express just how much.

Yom Hauledit Sameach ad 120! And may you be granted an abundance of good health and may all your dreams come true because you deserve it baby doll. Bzrat ha Shem. AMEN

About the Author
Allyson Altit is from New York. She has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years as a leisure specialist. Her area of expertise is in European destinations and Israel. She has been involved with charity work for the Hadassah organization as well. In 2009 she graduated from Queens College majoring in Jewish studies. She has just completed writing her first novel...
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