But they finally look like me.
I can finally see me in our three souls. I used to make a joke that all I did was incubate them, because of how much they looked like Hugh when they were little.
So I was content for a decade that they would resemble me thorough personality. (Sort of;) )
But because I constantly take their pictures with my magic phone…I can finally see me in our three souls.
We do not go and see the sheep.
We go see the fish instead.
So this morning about 10:00am, Danny asks to see the sheep.
And since Colorado is doing it’s best imitation of September….
Hugh, Danny, and I went.
(It’s a random pocket of spring day Colorado is famous for. Ok, maybe it’s famous for the Rockies and the skiing. But these pockets of spring days should have better press)
Instead I hung out with my favorite men.
For my amazing family.
For my dear friends.
And for the 65 degree Colorado November days.
Have a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving no matter if you are a part of a ginormous crowd or you are spending time with a more intimate group.
He is a remarkable young man loved by his remarkable siblings.
Btw- his oldest sister is just 16. (I’m crazy proud of her too)
Happy birthday to you.
Happy fifteenth birthday dear Danny
Happy birthday to you.
We went through the ridiculously long line for fries…
We picked up Dad who decided to play a bit of hookey from work to see ” fish”
While we were lapping the aquarium three times….there were birthday elves (aka Kate and Jack ) hard at work at home.
There was nothing left to do but have cake.
He has taught me patience that I didn’t know that I was capable of.
He has taught me to be fearless. That I will take on anybody to get him what he needs.
He has taught me that while others might have more initials behind their names than I do, there is nothing in this world that I am incapable of learning if it might benefit him.
He’s taught me what real work ethic looks like.
He has taught me tolerance. That I don’t know what someone may be facing behind whatever thoughtless comment.
He’s taught me, even though it’s a cliche, the joy is in slowing down and appreciating the journey.
All three kids hold my heart.
But he has taught me that I am so much more than I ever thought I would be.
Tomorrow is the fifteenth anniversary of when I met my hero.
Happy 15th birthday Danny.
And yes, I realize that it’s not yet Thanksgiving.
But, many planets have to align….the weather has to cooperate, Danny can’t be sick, and there can’t be too much snow on the ground.
This year the planets all aligned today….we met the grandparents at the cabin.
Your favorite Martians have their mountain Christmas tree.