Monday, September 8, 2014

Happy 10th Birthday Nyasia

It was a cold February day. I recall being at work and talking to my friend/coworker "Medina". I told her that my menstrual cycle was late and I needed to go to Duane Reade during lunch. That day I took a total of four pregnancy test. I needed to make sure because of a previous experience I had with her sister Tereya. When I was pregnant with Tereya, I  also took three test. The results were not accurate. One was positive, two were negative and finally a positive blood test. There is no need for me to elaborate, we all know how the story ended. Lol!


September 8th, is a very special day. God blessed me with my second daughter one decade ago today. I remember that night as if it were yesterday. If it were up to the ER physician, Nyasia would have been born in the elevator or the sidewalk. My Ob/Gyn was performing a c-section and he barely made it in time to deliver my baby. Dr. Kuno handed me this little tiny baby with the big beautiful eyes. She was born at 12:56am and weighed 5lbs and 14ozs. After a few minor complications I endured during the pregnancy, I was ecstatic to know that she was born healthy. It was one of the greatest moments in my life. It's hard to believe that she is 10 years old already. I am so proud of her and all her accomplishments thus far. I am very proud of her for understanding herself and being the best she can be. I cannot imagine my life without her. I am screaming, yelling, hollering, Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter. She was my late birthday present. We have the same zodiac sign but we are nothing alike. I want her to know that Mommy love’s her to the moon and back. May God bless you on this day and every day. May you continue to be the wonderful and kindhearted person you are. I love you and I thank God for allowing me to be your mother. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Happy Birthday To Me

Thirty-seven years ago today, I blessed the world with my presence. I do not make a fuss of my birthday because I do the same thing every year. NOTHING! I do not plan anything because it is around the time school begins. My daughter's birthday is also a few days later. Those events are far more important. So as a result, I do not do anything.


Now that I think about it, in all of my years on this earth I have never had a birthday celebration that consisted of my friends and my family. I have had  intimate gatherings. Each one I had consisted of my immediate family only. This is also because I don't consider everyone I know or associate with my friend.
After doing a lot of reflecting, I noticed that I have never celebrated anything that I have accomplished in my adult life. So, I have decided that I will create my very own holiday where I celebrate me and all that I have accomplished in my life thus far. So, I wish myself a Happy Birthday to me. God bless me and may I have many more.

How do you celebrate your birthday?