Guess who had a birthday today?
David turned eleven.
I can hardly believe it.
Seems like just yesterday, I was laying on the couch, eating Cheetos and Oreos, processing the fact that I was going to have another baby. Number five.
The timing didn’t seem right, but boy, was I surprised. David has brought such joy to our family, and a unique tenderness to me.
His talents are ever-increasing and surprising. He is fiercely loyal. He is a quiet kid, with a deep, thoughtful heart.
It is our family tradition to allow the birthday boy or girl to choose their favorite food for dinner. Each kid has some sort of special request; frankly, most of them choose to go to Grandma’s house (because NOBODY cooks like Grandma cooks…) When I asked David what he wanted this year, he replied, “I would like a selection of my favorite meats. Bacon. Pork chops. And steak. Oh, and some macaroni and cheese.”
The boy knows what he likes.
We settled on ONE meat – steak – and Grandma’s homemade mac and cheese. It was a good time.