As 9/11 approaches, I have a very different take on the day than most people. For me, the day has always been September 11th. What's the difference you ask?
9/11 is the awful day that so many people were killed on American soil by terrorists. It is now also know as Patriot Day and Remembrance Day.
September 11th is my birthday! PARTY! Every year for my birthday, I have a fondue. I love to fondue. We always do a cheese and a chocolate. Mmmm. I'm so excited. Really, though, I haven't planned it very well this year. I'll do that tomorrow so I can go shopping for all the necessary ingredients on Friday or Saturday.
This year will be special. My Mom will be joining us for the first time in, well, I don't remember the last time I celebrated my birthday with her. It's been a very long time and I'm looking forward to her visit. Because of her visit, we will be doing lots of fun things and playing tourist around town. Usually when she visits, it's only for 24 - 48 hours. Quick trips. This will be five days and I'm so happy. Five days to play, five days to stay up until midnight just talking, five days to laugh until my sides ache. The kids are excited too. Five days to show off their latest skills, jokes, dance moves or songs on the musical instruments that they play.
This is going to be a great weekend.