Today is my youngest son’s birthday. I’m not sure how 7 years has already passed, but it’s been a wonderful 7 years with him in our lives. He makes my husband and me laugh and smile inside by all the funny things he says, even though he recently has begun to say that we’re laughing at him. But those of you with children will know that sometimes your kids will say the funniest, cutest things that you just can’t help, but grin. Like the other day, I asked him how he liked his lunch. He exuberantly replied, “Those apples were fantastic!” Just a good reminder for me that something so simple can make someone so happy.
So birthdays and celebrations are on my mind, and these little flowers growing in our garden reminded me of those British Christmas crackers that pop open with streamers and confetti. I love how these little tight buds just pop open into a fanfare of streamers, leaving an empty shell at the end, just like the Christmas crackers.
Happy Birthday, my dear 7 year old! May all your days be filled with wonder, love, surprises and gratitude!