My Little Man
Pure joy and motherly pride fills my heart. Today is Chance’s birthday – my little man is growing up. Today is going to be a good day! No sign of Devlin, no weird phone calls, nothing. Perhaps he is gone for good and that nerve-wracking chapter in my life, correction… our lives (not that they know about it), can finally be over.
Just to be on the safe side, I’ll silently add this wish to the others while we blow out the candles.
I wish with all my heart for these wishes to come true. Chance, my dear boy, you have lots of wonderful opportunities ahead of you. School. Friends. *sniff sniff* My little man is indeed growing up.
We each enjoy a slice of the delicious cake before heading out. I am pleased to see that neither child is a slob and both exhibit good table manners. Perhaps we can splurge and dine at Riku’s Luau Diner tonight.
Since Chance is artistic, I thought he would enjoy seeing the display at the Oceanview Art Gallery. We all did. I got the biggest smile from him when I pointed to a blank spot and mentioned that someday we would be looking at a piece of his art hanging right there and then he laughed when I added, or mine if I can beat you to it. Is there anything more wonderful sounding than the sound of a child’s laughter? I think not.
He is such a serious looking, intense boy. As much as I hate to admit it Devlin did pass along some attractive genes. Fortunately, that appears to be the only thing he passed along and I plan to keep it that way.
Time for another silent wish: May Devlin crawl back under the rock he slithered out from under and never cast another shadow in our lives.
Dinner at the diner was delicious and a real treat for all of us. Looking at my watch, I realized that the final surprise should be ready and we headed home…
While we were out, Domingo and Timi set up the new bed that Domingo had been secretly storing for me.
Good Night, Birthday Boy! May today be the example, not the exception, of how enjoyable your life will be. I love you.