I love a good birthday celebration. My mom always made birthdays special. She is a good “birthdayer”! We got to pick out our favorite dish for supper and our cake!
This past weekend we celebrated our grandson’s 10th birthday. I watched this special young man play baseball and have fun with friends. All grandmothers think this way, but he grows so much between visits. Ten years!
I love to look into his eyes when he is telling me what all is going on in his life. He always gives away secrets about his sister’s boyfriends. Since she is eight, I haven’t started fretting over that yet.
His world is a journey of adventures. We went shopping for a new rod for his upcoming fishing trip and I watched his sparkling eyes when he gave me details of his lures he uses to fish. We looked at every pole in the sporting goods store, and the ones I liked were not even close to what he needed. I thought they were pretty! He would roll his eyes. “Gigi, you don’t buy them because they are pretty!” Who knew?!
He has passed from child to young man. The passing of ten years went too fast for me, so I am grateful that he still loves to spend time with us. I learn so much from him. Ten-year-olds are pretty wise!
Birthdays and the celebration times create beautiful memories. I pray each of us will always make those days special for the people in our lives. The extra effort is always worth it. You are never too old to have birthday parties! Just add a cake and candles, and the fun begins!
Find this party-worthy recipe for Chef Sarah Simmons birthday cake pictured above on the Bake From Scratch website.