Like that Beatles song, "Today is Your Birthday", well, its mine. For the first time in a long time, I told people at work that its my day. And I feel a little special and I like it. Once a year, people should get to feel good and others feel good making you feel special.
My mom and my aunt both sent me a card (didn't say happy b-day because they got so into the habit of not acknowledging holidays to me) and I was happy. My dad called me to "ask how old I was"... they still aren't used to the fact that I am not JW anymore after so many years of being one. They have never been JW's.