Monday, November 10, 2008

A quarter-century of change

Today is the Drama King's 25th birthday.

I must admit that for 24 of those years, I never knew what was coming at me.

And a few of those years, I wasn't sure he was going to live to see the next one.

This has been a banner year for him, one in which he grew up in ways I hoped for but never believed possible.

This was the year he figured it out.

This was the year he got his own car and health insurance.

This was the year he baked cookies and brought them to my office -- just because.

This was the year he called me -- just to say hi.

This was the year he decided that life was indeed worth living.

This was the year he found love.

So for his birthday this year, I have reasons to be grateful.

Actually I have one major reason.

So, Rocky, I offer you my thanks. Whether your relationship waxes or wanes, you have shown my boy that the light at the end of the tunnel is NOT the oncoming train.

Happy birthday, my no-longer-quite-so-dark child.

Welcome to the world. It's a beautiful place, isn't it?

18 comments:

Suzanne said...

Awww! Happy Birthday, Drama King!

I'm glad he found his Rocky at 24. :)

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Happy Birthday Drama King!!

Immoral Matriarch said...

Happy Bday DK!!

nikki said...

Aw heck, sniff sniff. Happy Birthday!

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday, Drama King!!!

Burgh Baby said...

*sniff*

*sniff*

Ahem.

Happy Birthday, Drama King! I hope that your next 3 quarter-centuries are full of peace, happiness, and the kind of joy you've found with Rocky.

Jenni said...

Happy birthday, Drama King! I'm so glad you are beginning to see how wonderful life can be. I don't believe we can ever really have it all figured out, but may you always enjoy working on this puzzle we call life.

Tara R. said...

I'm all verklempt now. That was lovely. I'm glad your son has found some happiness. Happy B-Day DK!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday to the Drama King! And hurray for finding himself. I'm afraid it took me a lot longer . . .

Kaytabug said...

You are just full of sappy sweetness!

Happy,Happy Birthday Drama King!!

Debbie said...

I'm happy for your son to have found happiness and glad for you to be able to see it. Cheers all around!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday to your son :-)

Catwoman said...

What a great post! So glad that DK is finally comfortable in his own skin.

Kelley said...

That was so beautiful babe.

Made me sigh.

Happy birthday dude, and where are MY DAMN COOKIES!!!

Zoeyjane said...

That was one VERY awesome bday post. Happy quarter century to Drama King!

Jaina said...

Wow, what an amazing year! Happy Birthday Drama King!!

Rachael said...

Happy Birthday DK! I just love that picture, so happy and cute.

Karen said...

Hope he has a very happy year. They all deserve one now and then.

 
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