This past weekend we celebrated Mr. Smith’s 65thbirthday. Three generations came together and created some lasting memories. We played in the pool. We walked part of the Towpath Trail. We played Pin the Hat on Grandpa, Grandpa Nick Bingo, and countless hands of Michigan Rummy.
Before we devoured Becky’s delicious cupcakes,Emmet and Elliot both toasted their father with words that brought tears to his eyes. Adam co-opted Elton John’s Your Song, and sang Your Sons – …And you can tell everybody that we are your sons…and that brought tears to my eyes!
As parents, Mr. Smith and I delight in seeing our sons together, interacting with each other and each other’s children! Seeing our grandchildren playing together and creating bonds is priceless. Celebrations are a brilliant way to show children where they come from. It’s a big, beautiful circle of life.
Our sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren gave Mr. Smith what he wanted most for his birthday – their time. No matter where we move or where we live, there will always be space for our cherished memories.
C’est la vie.