Sunday, October 8, 2017

Birthday boy and the Godfather


We got together yesterday to celebrate my son's birthday, which was on the fourth. How is it possible I am the mother of a 26 year old? The lovely party crew was my kids and their loves, plus my brother who happened to be passing through New York for the weekend. Even better, my son and his girlfriend, and my niece slept over from Friday night, and they woke my daughter up early to come and join them on Saturday, so it was a full day of celebrating. As always with this band, there were laughs and stories. Also, my husband's voice is showing the first unmistakable sign of returning. There is some bass in it now, less breath, more volume, just a tiny bit, despite the fact that he has not for a moment taken up the habit of silence. "Did Daddy always talk this much," my son asked me, laughing. "I don't remember him as being this talkative, but now that he's supposed to rest his voice, the dude won't shut up." "You don't remember him being talkative because we always hang on his stories," I said, and my daughter added, "Because they're funny as hell." Actually, she finds her dad's commentary even funnier in his Godfather voice. She was sorry when she learned he was supposed to rest his vocal chords, because she used to make him say things just to hear how it sounded with his rasp. As for me, I'm just happy with this new sign of continued healing.











11 comments:

  1. When he sat on his daddy's lap I almost died. The sweetness.

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  2. Everybody in your family looks nice, in every sense of the word.

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  3. Having our kids come to visit when they didn't have to was a heart-aching joyous moment whenever it happened. Then they'd bring their young families, and the joyousness just increased. Now we have our grandkids just coming by to hang out with us, and the hearts joyously ache some more. Best of all? Our oldest grandchild informed us recently that she and hubby will be making us GREAT grandparents in April. Is it possible that these hearts can take so much joy?

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  4. That video. Just... perfect in every way.

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  5. I adore those bookshelves too!

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  6. Happy birthday and congratulations on the voice!

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  7. Sounds like a perfect B-day celebration. Joy all around. Having your husband's voice come back stronger just made the day even better. Happy day! Susan

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  8. Such sweetness and love in your beautiful family!
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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  9. Lovely day for you all. Your bookshelves are like most of my shelves.......covered with beautiful things and pictures that mean a lot! It makes for hard work with dusting though!!

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  10. What a loving and lovely gathering. Always so much love.

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  11. Just wait until he hits 30!! Happy Birthday to your serious, dedicated, compassionate son. Glad your husband's voice is starting to repair itself.

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