Today is my younger son’s birthday. My sister and I called him and left him a voicemail singing “Happy Birthday”. Then I sent him a message on social media. As I was about to text him – making sure I covered all bases – he called. He has several friends whose birthdays are around the same time. For the past few years since he has been in college, I have made a large cake and brought it up to them. This year I was unable to since I live so far away now. So, I found a bakery that is close to them and ordered a cake. It wasn’t quite the same, but I am sure they will enjoy it. He and his friends went out on the town to celebrate. I always tell them to, “Make Good Choices!” I texted them tonight and asked for a picture so I could be sure they were actually making good choices. They did send a couple of pictures and it made me laugh. It was the next best thing to being there.
I Found God today in being able to somewhat celebrate my son’s birthday with him even though I am so far away.