• Katie Boer

Dementia Diaries: Half Birthdays

Today, July 6th, is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s my half birthday, which was always special to me growing up because:


1. I’m a twin. We shared birthdays. 2. Our birthday was always just a few short days after Christmas. 3. My mom and dad ALSO share a birthday—two years apart (I know, crazy!)

So we only had two real birthday DAYS a year.


I always wished our celebrations were more spread out (I mean, why NOT spread a little cheer out all year?!) and my mom agreed. So for YEARS she has always made a point to call me up and wish me happy half birthday or send me a silly card. Even going as far as cutting the card in HALF on a number of occasions or half of a little desert. I always got a kick out of that.


I SO wish she could just call me up like she used to. But really... I’m just happy I got to experience it. I’m so lucky I had a mom that loved to find ways to make things so special for her kids. And maybe someday I’ll be lucky enough to do the same thing for my kids.


Count it all joy!


Just thought I’d share. 🙂 Anyone else celebrate silly things like half birthdays??

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