Do You Share Halloween Similar To Mine?

Halloween weekend is an interesting weekend for us in our home. Not only is it Halloween, it is also my birthday two days before. Who else shares a birthday on a holiday or celebration? I would love to hear your story.

My children not only get to go “trick or treating”, they get to dress up in their favorite character of that year and they get the joy of sharing a celebration with their beautiful momma. This makes my son, Dakota, very happy as it means more treats and sugar for him. We also get the privilege of sharing it with two special people in our lives. It’s the celebration of my dad and his beautiful wives Anniversary. This year it’s their thirtieth year together. I reminded my dad that the reason they got married, the day after my birthday, was so that he would never forget my birthday. His response “I forget our anniversary as well” . Thanks Dad!! Do you share the same feelings as well?

It’s nice to share a celebration with others. I always believed the more people you have to celebrate with, the more merrier the memories are. It’s wonderful to be able to enjoy a holiday or celebration with family and friends. This weekend for my birthday I celebrated with my close friend of 25 years. We met in Jr. High, she being in grade 8 and I was in grade 9. Over the years we have shared many things together, many of which I won’t share-“A women’s heart is full of treasure and when two hearts share the same stories their lies a pot of gold”.

Together over the years we have shared many wonderful experiences together. Our children grew up together, two of which were born two months apart. As friends, we partied together and of course she introduced me to my first drink on my 20 birthday, this one drink lasted all night long. We share many stories that make us laugh to this day.  We also share many trials of pain. One can’t know someone for a long time without both joy and sadness, this is what draws people closer to each other. Through it all we have been able to get past the differences of personality, live through divorces from our husbands, past the teenage growing pains of our boys. Past the pain of people dying which one being my son, Steven, the younger one of the three. Steven shared the same birthday year as my friend’s son.  But through it all we became survivors, victories over what life past to us. We became sisters!!

Twenty-five years is a long time to have a close friend and I’m very fortunate and blessed to have a friend like Dawn. Love you my friend!!