Monday, July 18, 2011
A Very Happy Birthday!
Today I turned 47 years old and I'm at a point in my life where the best gifts are simple gifts. Blessings that I hope to never take for granted. Like the beautiful card my husband gave me to let me know that he still loves me "in that one and only, forever-wonderful kind of way"!
The way Ben made a special trip and came home during the day to wish me a "Happy Birthday".
The beautiful hand made card Danielle gave me to tell me to have a great day!
The sentence Sam constructed on his board while we worked on his program today.
How we all came together to enjoy a wonderful steak dinner and discuss our day. And the part of birthdays our entire family enjoys the most...watching Sam sing "Happy Birthday".
How can you not feel blessed when you see how his whole face lights up as he sings? It is a family tradition with Sam that we always sing twice and blow out candles twice usually because the sheer joy that Sam emits when he sings is something you hope your heart holds on to forever. Notice how when he sings he looks at each family member, how his eyes light up and his unconditional love for those gathered around him is there for all to see.
Thanks to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday. I look forward to a year full of joy, laughter and simple blessings!!