April 10, 2014

Gene's "first" birthday

This year we celebrated Gene on April 10, rather than Bright. Thankfully, his favorite cake is still strawberry. As usual, he requested an intimate dinner with one other family. Not surprising, he requested that black eyed peas be served along with cornbread, and all the strawberries that didn't go into the cake. So other than the fact that we sang, "Happy Birthday dear Gene," and other than the fact that nine candles were on the cake instead of eight, things seemed just the same as always.
In fact, because he loves his new name so much, and because he wears it so well, like a tailor made suit, I have grown incredibly fond of it myself.

I'm incredibly fond of him, that's for sure.


  1. Happy Birthday to your little warrior "Gene". Yesterday (April 10th) was also my precious Madeline's birthday. She turned 14 :/ Oh how time passes. I love reading your life and seeing all that is happening. You are daily encouragement to me. Blessings across the oceans and miles!

    1. And a happy belated to Madeline! I love her name by the way. Bless you, Kristy!

  2. Gene is a blessing to all who know him! Happy Birthday to the big guy!