Today is a special day so it didn’t feel right to blog about anything else. It’s the 3rd of May and it’s my Mum’s 80th birthday and my daughter’s 26th birthday. Yes, they share a birthday! In fact, Mum and Dad came to look after my 2 year old twin boys on Mum’s birthday 26 years ago while I went off to hospital to have my daughter. On 3 May 1995 my birthday gift to Mum was her first granddaughter.
Today it’s conveniently a public holiday (Labour Day) and we’re all getting together for a lunch at my sisters house to celebrate both the birthdays. In particular it’s a milestone birthday for my Mum. My daughter (as a journalist/reporter) usually has to work on public holidays but thankfully has managed to swap days with a colleague and so can join us.
My mother and my daughter are so very alike. They have the same round face, big eyes, same nose and lips, and the same fiercely independent natures, and love of dancing and acting/theatre. The only difference is their hair. Their hair colour differs and Mum’s is curly where my daughter’s is not so much (it’s wavy) these days (it was curly when she was little).
This is a post of few words but quite a few photographs and lots of love and gratitude! I haven’t told either of them I’m doing this post and don’t like to post current day photographs without their consent, so though I’ve included a lot of photos, there are no current ones.
You’ll see that like her grandmother she loves to dance and she was heavily involved in theatre and dance during her school days. Mum used to be in a theatre group in her younger days too. My daughter in fact was Drama Captain at her school in Year 12.
A Shared Birthday
These photos were taken in 2000 when it was my daughter’s 5th birthday and Mum’s 59th birthday.
I’ll be late to replying to comments and reading and commenting on other posts today as I’ll be off partying and celebrating and being present and appreciating these two special females in my life that I love very much.
Do you have family members with shared birthdays? Do you celebrate them together or separately. We often do both!
Ciao for now