|Andrew and his Garmisch buddies, in Italy, I think!|
(Warning: I will not get through this post without tears)
Today is Andrew's birthday! Happy Birthday over there on the other side of the world! I wish you were here because I would throw you a great big party, just like the ones I used to always throw you. Oh, wait, you would never let me throw you big birthday parties. That's okay. I celebrate big every March 2nd anyway! I think you have a big-birthday-party animal down deep just waiting to be released. I've seen glimpses!
And I have a special birthday present for you. I've learned to drink my coffee black. I think I am growing up.
|Loves real coffee in real mugs!|
You know if you were here we would all shower you with gifts. You are so fun to give gifts to. You love everything.
|Two of his favorite sisters|
So, here I am at the end of the photos, and I was right. There are tears. Tears because I love you so intensely. Tears because I miss you. But mostly tears because I love the strong man that you are becoming. I love watching you grow, and struggle, and learn, and love, and challenge, and find your place in this world.
|Be still my heart.|