After Briana Nicole Henry (ex-Jordan, GENERAL HOSPITAL) celebrated her thirtieth birthday on Jan. 19, the actress took to her Instagram to reflect on her three decades of life and the transition she is currently making as she prepares to become a mother to her first child with husband Kris Bowers.
“Who would have thought this is what 30 would look like,” Henry marveled as she shared both a nude photo of herself showing off her baby bump as well as an old picture of her as a little girl. “What a heartbreaking, thrilling, and breathtaking life it’s been so far. I sit here in so much gratitude of all of it.
“It feels special to know that there are so many beautiful moments I haven’t experienced yet,” she continued, “and so many life-altering moments I already have. I hold an appreciation for the past and an excitement for the future in balance more than ever this birthday.”
The mom-to-be also singled out her own mother, Tia, to share some love with the woman who raised her. “Experiencing this big transition of becoming a mother I realize how much my birthday is a celebration of you, too,” Henry declared. “It’s a huge sacrifice. One that I’m learning society can often overlook rather than be in pure awe and appreciation of.
“Spiritually, physically, and emotionally, it demands everything of you,” she added. “On Jan. 19, 30 years ago, you were shedding who you were to become a different version of yourself the same way I am shedding my skin for a new one. I appreciate you and love you beyond words i could use to communicate. So here’s to us.”
Henry announced her pregnancy back in late November but hasn’t said when the baby is due. However, judging from the most recent picture she shared, it looks like it won’t be long now! Looking forward to the beautiful baby pictures to come!