Happy Birthday to Us?


My husband and I share a birthday (in fact it’s tomorrow!) It’s one of the things I’ve loved most about us, that we get to share our special day with each other.
Sunday I learned that it’s not something he enjoys at all.
We were having our weekly after-Mass coffee and doughnuts in the church hall when I over heard him say to a friend, “It seems like it would be cool, but what ends up happening is that it’s really her birthday and mine gets forgotten.”
I moved away from them to give him space to talk to his friend, but his words have stuck with me. After a while, my indignant “that’s so not true!” gave way to an honest admission that it really is


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