Her Birthday, My Anniversary

I’ve always been into astrology so I knew I wanted to get married when the moon was in Taurus for better communication. Yes, that is how it all came to be.

On May 7th, 1958 a baby girl was born in Taurus, named Karen Rose. 21 years later she gave birth to her own baby girl …. me. Then she made the ultimate sacrifice.

The original selfie. My mom and dad on New Year’s 77′-78′. She died less than two years later

18 days after my birth she passed away from complications during labor and delivery, leaving me to a life without a mother.

Today has always been a bittersweet day for me, a day of remembrance to a woman I love and miss SO much but have never met.

A few years ago, while thinking about dates for our wedding, I made the decision about the astrological sign as a means of narrowing down my dates. I found that the moon would enter Taurus on May 6th of 2016. It was perfect (and it also landed a Saturday).

I decided then and there that May 7th needed to have new meaning for me. It needed to be a day of happiness and love as I celebrate year after year, my marriage to my best friend.

I made the absolutely correct decision. Sharing this day with my mom has proven to be the perfect way to remember her and to make her a part of my special day. I created a new and beautiful connection to her even though she isn’t here with me.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today I celebrate four years of marriage with my husband. It has been an amazing adventure, with plenty of challenges. My nose dive into PTSD began just one year into our marriage (seven years into our relationship) when memories suddenly began to resurface.

He has stayed the course with me though, helping me create a safe space for my healing and he supports me as best he can. Through thick and thin, for better or worse, we have journeyed our marriage together as a team and I think that is what matters most.

Wishing my Husband the Happiest 4th Anniversary.

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