Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy birthday, handsome boy!

The last day we spent in Utah was Oliver's 13th birthday.
My little boy is becoming a MAN- or at least a TEENAGER!
Now most of my children are teenagers, and that makes me sad
 but it makes me excited too!
Teenagers are wonderful- really, they are my 
girls are my little best friends, and Ollie is becoming 
one of my best buddies and protectors.
Oliver is such a easy child and watching him grow up
gives me feelings of excitement mixed with a little sadness,
(I don't want his sweet pleasant voice to ever change!).
Oliver isn't fond of traditional cake, so each year I make something
different for him (last year was an Angel food cake),
this year he requested a Mexican chocolate cake.
I smothered it with whipping cream, strawberries, and
thirteen amazing candles with colored flames.
I would do anything for that boy.
* * * * 
Of course my trip wouldn't be complete without 
visiting with my brother Topher.
I am so proud to be his sister.  
He is enduring a very hard challenge and is doing it with grace and humor. 
Sometimes I lay in my bed at the ranch and my heart aches
and I find myself crying for him.
My heart is sad and I wish so bad it would all just go away
and he would miraculously be healed.
I know more than ever that God is in control
and that knowledge helps me and I know it helps Topher.

 And that completes my trip to Utah.  Amen.