And still more celebrating! June 2nd our Rob became an adult. The big 21! I still can't wrap my head around that. It seems just yesterday we were watching Little League games, planning summer camps, teaching him how to set up a tent, watching him fool around at the park with friends. . .
Truly the years go by so quickly. I am grateful for each and every bit of them. Even the hard times. All parents have those and we are no exception. But he is an amazing guy. Quietly funny, helpful, a guy who makes friends easily and goes to great efforts to keep connections. He is a beloved big brother, though in his first family he was the youngest, in our family he is in the middle. I asked him what he wanted for his birthday and he wanted a simple party at home with us. Chinese food and his favorite kind of home made cake.
I have to say I kind of revelled in this. I know the day will come swiftly now when I have to text him a birthday greeting or find him on Social Media and send my love to him that way. So that we had one more year to smile across the table, and read silly fortunes from our fortune cookies--gee I feel like I got a gift as much as our son did!
That night he had a couple of friends over and they had a fire in the fire bowl in the back yard. He had committed to heading up a fund raising dinner at our church the next day so I reminded him that he had a heavy obligation. He gave me a funny look and reminded me that his girl friend is only 18 and that they would be drinking sodas.