I had a conversation once with a friend about where we were on 9/11 and how we will never forget that day. My wife and I were living in Japan and true to the conversation, I can remember exactly what I was doing when I first saw the news feed of the towers.
I am thankful for the freedom and life that I enjoy and thank those who protect that for me. I am beyond grateful and wish I could express how thankful I am for those blessings in my life. Now, 9/11 holds an even greater meaning for me since it’s the Boyz Bday. Now, it’s a remembrance of lives lost and lives started . . . a day of remembrance and a celebration of life.
We will hold some small festivities tonight for the boys with a small party on the weekend. It’s funny now that since both boys read calendars and are getting a better grasp on the concept of time, they have literally been counting down the days until today. There’s no way we could NOT do something today. Can you imagine being five and being told, “Hey no, you gotta wait until a more convenient time to celebrate your bday.” As they often tell me, “that would be a bad idea.”
It’s been a blast watching these two grow up and become best friends . . . well, and worst enemies somedays. I have days where I seriously question why our world got flipped upside down and now I’m the stay at home dad. However, I look at my relationship now with the boys and am grateful that I’ve had time at home with them . . . . that I’ve spent hours at school with them . . . . that I now have a better relationship with both of them. I NEVER would’ve had that if I hadn’t had this past year at home with them. For that, I’ll always be grateful. Interesting how things work out, no?
I love having these two in my life . . . I am lucky to be their dad . . . and I wish you two a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a great year! I am honored to be your dad and love you more than you could ever know. Bday pics later! Time to get ready for a party! 🙂