I was born on the 17th of may, and every year I look forward to celebrating my birthday, which of course I don't celebrate.
The only seemingly big party I've held for my birthday was on my 7th birthday. I had to plead with my parents to celebrate me.
Since then, my birthday hasnt been recognized. Anytime Its almost my birthday my hopes get high but then I remember what my past year was like, I just lose hope, because I dont get gifts on my birthday. I just get wishes and calls and all. Thats the end. My family doesn't take birthdays seriously, even my sweet sixteen was the worst. I had to beg my mum to send my some money for a little celebration which she grudgingly accepted.
At least a gift, no matter how small from your family should do, but no, they don't.
I vowed I wouldn't let my kids go through what I went through, I'd celebrate them every year in my little way. Ive gotten a cake just once in my life for my birthday. That's how bad it is. Please celebrate your family on their birthdays no matter how small.