Happy Birthday Oldest
His birthday wish?
I don't want dad to work hard to make anything special for me - whatever we're going to have for dinner will be great.
This pretty much exemplifies Oldest these past few months - from the moment he showed up at the scene of the accident...(shouting when the driver of the car professed innocence)
What did you DO?! Do not move your damn car! Do you SEE my mom over there?!
...and walked the bike home, to vigilantly standing by to help at any and every possible moment from then to now.
(This morning) Want me to make you an english muffin with peanut butter, mom?
Oldest has been the most exemplary young man.
That's a photo of three generations last summer when the boys went to help their grandfather on his farm.
If you need something lifted/hauled/held/fixed/gotten/painted he's your man.
And if you need your self lifted/helped/held/defended I can recommend no one better.
I don't know if I'll be strong enough to tell him in person what he's meant to us since our accident without breaking down...don't cry, mom, it's gonna be okay - you're going to be okay (he tells me this almost every day) I'm hoping he reads this.
Dear Oldest, I've never been so proud of you.