Sunday, October 11, 2009


It could be because there is too much coffee in my system as I've just realized that I've downed 1/2 a pot, 6 cups (only half, because I only made 1/2 a pot). It could be because in addition to the 1/2 pot of coffee there was also the two slices of peanut butter toast not to mention the carrot cupcake topped with butter cream icing. It could be all that. But, it could also be this: That little girl in pink with the one finger thrust in the air, posing for the camera, is my little girl. We were celebrating that day the event of her very first birthday. On that day in October it was all about balloons, cake, ice cream, and fun...for her. Today, as we celebrate the event of her 24th birthday it is still about balloons (well, one anyway ::smirk::) cake, ice cream (in the cake ) and for fun her, but it is also about our evolution as mother and daughter, as women. It is also about who we have become individually and as a unit. It is also about how relate and are related.

To say that I love my daughter (or she me) is only the beginning. There are so many layers to who we are as women today, October 11, 2009.

In addition to being my daughter's 24th birthday, it is also National Coming Out Day and as part of that celebration and commemoration, I joined a movement that utilized the automatic fb status update device. The status update:

Deborah Xxxxx is a lesbian. It is National Coming Out Day and I pledge to have heartfelt conversations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.

The status ran for a few days leading up to and then of course, including today. My daughter took a few moments out of her celebratory week to comment on my status:

Danielle Xxxxx U GO GIRL!!! I LOVE AND RESPECT U!!!!! YAY
Yesterday at 8:49pm

Like I said yesterday, my story is evolving and I am beyond overjoyed that my daughter plays an active role in that evolution. My head, it spins.

Happy, happy, joy, joy to my girl, daughter, and friend.


  1. Happy Birthday to your baby girl, and Happy Coming out day to you!
    You are an inspiration!!

  2. happy b'day to your daughter, but it looks like you both received gifts! :)

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  4. Happy Birthday Danielle! I hope you had a fabulous day!

    Hope you didn't crash too hard from that coffee/sugar rush you had!!!

  5. Happy birthday to her and many happy returns of the day. And god, she looks so sweet and dimply in the photo...

  6. the birthday princess thanks you all for the well wishes. :)

  7. Ah yes, another October birthday!! Happy belated birthday to your girl. Wow, 24. Time does fly. So wonderful that your daughter is also your friend.

    Oh, hey, you're a lesbo!


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