Birthday Cake #3: Chocolate Mocha cake from Red Ribbon Bakery. This used to be my favorite cake when we lived in the Philippines so my mom got this as my extra cake for Birthday Party #1. Yes, I am clearly
spoiled blessed, particularly on my birthday.
Zara (my 4 year old niece): Auntie Em, you and my brother have the same birthday?
Me: Yeah, Zara. We were both born on May 11th.
Zara: So, you’re going to be 14 too?
Everyone within earshot of our conversation laughed and I just rolled my eyes and hugged her for being so sweet and innocent. I remember being 14 and it wasn’t pretty. My birthday wishes this year won’t be about going backwards, I’m looking to move forward this year, but of course, if I say it out loud, it won’t come true. Here’s to moving onwards and upwards!