I spent the first hours of my birthday at work in the hospital. My coworkers might have forgotten about it but I don’t mind. I don’t really like the attention and besides, we already celebrated it along with other September celebrants days ago. Anyways, that shift was fun! It was full of laughter over some midnight snacks. We talked until 2 am until a patient arrived.
It was 3:35 am when I was monitoring a soon to be first time mom who’s in labor. Few hours from now, a baby’s gonna come to this world the same day I did: September 30th. Sometimes it feels weird knowing there are millions of people sharing the same birthday as yours. And I always wonder if we’re kind of the same in a way in terms of personalities like horoscope tells us. The baby was born at 7:07 am and it was a boy! I have seen several mothers give birth to babies but witnessing a baby born on the same day that you were born is quite something. It feels special.
It was just another day in the life of a wallflower. I got home, ate breakfast and went to sleep for a few hours since I haven’t slept at all last night. I woke up and I saw my mom with a cake in her hand and some food. I felt so happy knowing she made effort to celebrate it even if it means that she has to go back to her office right away. I ate lunch alone on my birthday. It’s kind of sad in a way cuz years ago, most of my cousins are still here so we would celebrate it together. Now that they’re away in different countries, nostalgia just hits me and it makes me miss them more.
I grabbed my phone and there were tons of heartfelt messages from my cousins, my friends, co-workers, and friends I met on the online world. It was overwhelming. This is what I love about social media. Even if they’re not really here, it feels like they’re here. I didn’t feel so alone anymore.
The rain was pouring so hard and I could never asked for a better birthday. Just the way I’d like to spend it. Cuddled in my blanket, with the rain as my lullaby, I went to sleep again before I woke up and had dinner with my family. More food, cake and a cup of ice cream!