Today I celebrate my tenth birthday.
I remember ten years ago today. the day I was "born".
I remember the clinic, the doctors, my brand-new husband by my side.
I remember the news.
I remember the knot in my gut.
I remember thinking about my life. (too short, still too much to do)
I remember thinking back on how head-strong I was as a child. how I would not back down no matter what. (remember, mom?)
I remember awakening that little child in me. with all that strength. who would not back down.
I'm glad I remembered.
Today I celebrate.