Today this girl has a birthday. She is my Mama, but right here, she is just a teenager with terrible bangs and a great duffle coat that did not get saved for her first born. She might even be married already here. 17 when she got married, 21 when she had me. Perspective - at my age right now she had a 12 year old. Perspective again - I had my twenties all to myself. It was awesome.