Today is my special day. My birthday.
But some birthdays aren’t that special. And that’s okay.
I’m spending today battling cramps and the heartbreak of AF. Tonight I have a three hour class, plus three hours commuting to and from it.
But this morning I got to have breakfast with the love of my life. And this afternoon my mom brought home my favorite Thai food for lunch.
There have been worse birthdays and there probably will be more of them.
Today I am thankful for 32 mostly healthy years, a partner who loves me, despite all the reasons I give him not to, a daughter who lights up my life and the hope of giving her a sibling.
I’m also thankful for my friends, new and old and this place, where I can always come when I need support and understanding.
I have a lot to be thankful for, on this day and all my unbirthdays.