Your golden birthday is the birthday which you turn thenage that corresponds with your date of birth. For instance, my birthday is July 17, so my golden was my 17th birthday. My mother’s golden was her 30th, as she was born on the 30th of May.
This June will be Annalise’s golden birthday. My maid of honor, my cousin Stephanie, decided on the perfect date for my shower in Chicago- Sunday, June 10th, with a huge birthday party for Annalise immediately following. I can’t think of a better surprise. It has been so hard to celebrate Annalise’s birthday ever since kindergarten, because her school district forbids the handing out of invitations. This makes me roll my eyes way back into my head. I was not invited to all parties when I was growing up, and I turned out fine. I have tried having birthday parties for her with my own friends who have kids, but it’s awkward since none of the kids know each other- just the parents. This will be different, because it will be a family party. There have been many ups and downs, but we realize that the downs happen for a reason, and we are thankful for all.