I don’t give out invitations for my birthday anymore. So I don’t expect to receive tons of gifts from friends and family during my birthday. I do miss opening gifts but ever since my son can already write, I have been receiving the most precious gift that a mom can ever receive. A birthday card from my son.
It’s not exactly a long love letter. Most of the time it just says “Happy Birthday”, but the fact that he makes it weeks before my birthday, “in case I forget Mama”, makes it even more special. He doesn’t really forget to greet me on the day of my birthday because I usually remind him.