Sunday, May 12, 2013

Being With My Son On His 16th Birthday

He's such a handsome young man.  Today is my son's 16th birthday.  I could have been working out of town, but the thought of not being with him today sickened me.  He and I share the same birthday.  The date falls on Mother's Day. 

My mom is going strong at 80.  We all went out to brunch.  Last night I took my son out for a steak.  I couldn't take him to get his driver's license.  I just don't have the courage.

It's been a day filled with gratitude for me.  I remind myself that Blago's daughter turned 16 a few months ago.  It must have sickened him that he couldn't hug her.  That's all I want from my son today.  A hug.