Today is a very special day in my husband’s family. It is the birthday of three family members, one being my amazing husband (Happy 40th, honey!) Now, what are the chances that THREE family members would be born on the same exact day? Well, birthday sharing seems to be a pattern with me. My husband shares his birthday with his father and God-daughter, I was born on my aunt’s birthday, my brother was born on my father’s birthday and my mom shared her birthday with my late great aunt. I think it’s pretty neat that so many people close to me share their special days.
Last night, as I struggled to fall asleep, I started thinking about birthdays and realized a few unusual things. Six months out of the year, we celebrate multiple birthdays from both sides of the family (taking into consideration our immediate families, parents’ siblings, first cousins and their children). Check it out…
March – Four birthdays
June – Five birthdays
July – Three birthdays
August – Four birthdays
September – Three birthdays
November – Three birthdays
Maybe it’s just me, but I think that is really neat. Along with our love for family and food, Italian heritage and strong core values, sharing birthday months is one more thing our families have in common – which is why I will say again that I am so blessed to have been born into a wonderful family and to have married into another.