Saturday, October 4, 2014

Birthday Boy

My son is 23 years old today. He went to work this morning and won't be home till early evening. My daughter is in the kitchen baking him a cake. We went to breakfast on this rainy blustery fall morning, then did errands and got ingredients. She travels back to school late tonight while he has birthday plans with friends. Before all that, we will sing and eat cake and I will silently give thanks for him in our lives, this boy who made me a mother and made us a family, who keeps us laughing with his antics and who is surrounded by loyal friends.

Update: My daughter wasn't too happy with the way the caramel drizzle and cinnamon cream cheese frosting turned out but the birthday boy pronounced the cake to be "epic."


  1. This is probably incredibly inappropriate but your son is just damn swoonie.
    I'm sure you know that. But just in case you were thinking you thought that because he is your son and your are his mother, let me assure you that it is the case, in fact, for real.
    Twenty-three. Mama, you done good.

    1. Ah Mary, you are funny! We know that to us, our children are beautiful, but thank you for the generous eyes with which you see. 23!

  2. Once again, you make me cry with joyous tears. Happy Birthday to your darling son, and save me a piece of that cake!

  3. He is a credit to his parents...and may he have many more birthdays!

  4. Happy Belated Birthday! How wonderful to have your sister bake your birthday cake!
    love all around.

  5. October is a big birthday month around here. Happy birthday to your son!!


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