In my family birthdays were kind of a big deal...let me rephrase that...they were a HUGE deal! Whoever the birthday boy or girl was got to pick out a special breakfast and dinner meal, and got to eat off of the "special" plate...a plate that was almost solely used for birthday occasions or other special days. A cake (or pie for Grant) was always made and decorated beautifully. We almost always had a big dinner celebration with our immediate family and grandparents. Oh, how I loved our birthday dinners...time spent with family is precious! We got presents too, but I mostly just remember the togetherness, and the love felt from family. And that's the best gift of all.
Well, tomorrow is Johnathan's 1st birthday! Not only is it his first b-day, it's my first time continuing the tradition of meaningful birthday celebrations! I just wrapped his gifts, and they are sitting on the living room floor just waiting to be torn open. I'm about to go make his "cake"...it is going to be unique, that's for sure. Unlike my sister, Gwen, cakes aren't exactly my forte! I'm going to give it my best shot though, so we'll see how that turns out!
I know that Johnathan won't really understand what tomorrow is, but as the years go by I hope that he knows how much the anniversary of his birth means. Birthdays really are a wonderful thing to celebrate, and I'm so very excited to be able to continue what my mother started...birthdays to remember for years to come.
We love you, Johnathan! Happy almost birthday!!!