Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new. ~Sammy Hagar

Birthday Cake, Happy Birthday Kid DearKidLoveMom.comDear Kid,

Several many years ago, the world (and traffic) stood still as Dad and I careened in a taxi from our apartment on 53rd Street downtown to the hospital. Not too long thereafter, you consented to join our family. This was (and continues to be) a Most Excellent Decision. Happy Birthday, baby.

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. ~Voltaire

Also, today is International Women’s Day (Happy International Women’s Day).

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun.  Enjoy the trip.  ~Author Unknown

It’s also the anniversary of the first day the IRS began to levy and collect income taxes (1913).

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.  ~Ogden Nash

And it’s the anniversary of the first dog-licensing law (NY State 1894). Booker says this means he should be allowed to drive. When I pointed out his legs won’t reach the pedals, he went off to chew on his owl.

The year you were born marks only your entry into the world. Other years where you prove your worth, they are the ones worth celebrating. 
 ~Jarod Kintz

But mostly it’s your birthday.

Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake. ~Unknown

Hope you have a Wonderful Day.

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. ~George Harrison

We love you, kiddo.

Love, Mom