One Year…

Someone once said: “your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of ‘you’ to the world.” And, wow, what a special time it has been. I remember it like it was yesterday; there was pure excitement in the air — it was electric!! The day was filled with all the anticipation of Christmas with the greatest gift soon to come! Two of my best girls were coming into their own. First, there is the woman whom I’ve shared every childhood experience with. I’ve loved, laughed, been comforted and cried with her and I couldn’t have chosen a better person to be, not only a friend, but my best friend who will now become a mother. And then there is the child who has been called a “miracle”. A child who was born to be cherished. Adored. Spoiled. (I happily take some of the blame for that! She is my goddaughter after all and it’s a moniker I wear proudly — GODMOTHER!) And loved. Her name is Brooklyn. And at 7 pounds, 4.5 ounces, she truly epitomized the wonder of God. She is a gift to all of us, but moreso to her mother, born on her birthday. A day they will now share forever.

So here we are with my best friend, my confidante, my sister…one year older, one year wiser and one year into what is sure to be the happiest time of her life. And of course, there is my lil’ mama whose arrival in the world has brought an outpouring of joy and happiness to so many. What better way to celebrate love, laughter and birthdays than with treats!! Life was sweet at Brooklyn’s Cupcake Shop and I couldn’t have been happier to indulge!! Happy Birthday to two of my favorite girls, today has been a wonderful day! I love you both so much!! Now bring on the cupcakes!! 😀

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