Monday, March 02, 2015

William's Very Good Birthday

We had a very good day celebrating William's birthday, with rain, and puttering, and banana pancakes. Friends came by... James and Celine, Mark. Mike was here, and I've started calling him Magic Mike, because he's doing such a beautiful job with the screened porch. Geoff has reached the on-call phase of crunch time, and fortunately he was home all day! Very good. We basically just followed William's lead, beginning with the delicious breakfast he fixed for us... fresh strawberries and buckwheat pancakes with bananas, then some old-time gaming, and mellow hanging out. William got Maria totally hooked on Adventure... Colossal Cave Adventure, and they mapped it all out... with{out} help from Chango{?} Cats. Classic game. Geoff was very happy to recall his early Adventuring days. We were all very happy to enjoy the day-long rain, flipping on the newly installed porch lights, eating the donuts Mark brought. When we all sat down to dinner, then birthday pie, I was very happy to recall that, beginning with William's birth, I've found my deepest sense of purpose and satisfaction... being a mom. It's beyond words to describe how happy I feel, to look around me and see my dearest ones, to be with Geoff, to see our children, to reflect on and enjoy our dreams coming true, to share with each other the new dreams and plans we have. Even knowing that plans will change, and not every dream can come true... just to have this opportunity to follow life's twisty passages, and mazes, with William, Alex, Max, Maria, and Geoff is very good, very worthwhile.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, William! That's the best kind of birthday celebration...puttering around, and enjoying a laid-back, rainy day.

It's good to see you so happy and satisfied, chica. I hope all your dreams come true.