My birthday takes on a whole new meaning now that I am a parent. I spend so much time focusing on my children and family that it is somewhat out of order to stop and have any attention directed at myself. But today, my birthday, is a day for me to reflect, a reminder for me to stop and breathe every now and then, and to simply enjoy what I have. There is always another activity to run to, another homework assignment that someone needs help with, a seemingly unending amount of dishes and laundry. Despite the hectic pace and the lack of alone time, I have so much to be grateful for!