Thats right, today would be my Dad's birthday, December 24th. Because the festivities of Christmas Eve were coming right along, nobody EVER made a fuss over his birthday. He always said he never even got a present or anything when he was a kid.
So when Christmas Eve day rolls around, my thoughts just naturally go to all the people who were born on this day, or Christmas Day, and get their celebration tossed in with the Christmas Festivities.
For all you people who are having an unheralded birthday today or tomorrow, I even went out and got a flashy cake. Its one that would have been just right for my Dad some years ago but now he would be well past 90 and closer to 107 if he were still living.
But he is gone, and he leaves behind him all you kids who were born on his thankless day. Now you can say its an honor to share the Birthday of our Lord and it is, but when you are a kid, that is not so easy, is it?
Happy Birthday to all you Special People, with Moms and families thinking of special things to do for your Christmas children.
Oh, and Happy Birthday, Dad, wherever you are!
Love and hugs,