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Monday, September 6, 2010
Music to My Ears
Jay's birthday yesterday was one of the highlights of my life. No kidding. The whole day was a great success. I've posted pictures here from the day. Grandma and Grandma joined us for Jay's birthday supper - lasagna and ceasar salad and birthday cake. I gave him a guitar for his birthday. He and I have talked about how we can both see him as a guitarist. I had some help picking it out from our priest Greg. Since he vacations in Maine for the entire month of August, I asked him to help me before he left. The guitar stayed hidden in Greg's office for over a month until I was ready for Jay to see it. Jay is capable of some pretty negative reactions to things he doesn't expect, so I braced myself for the worst. He was nothing but happy to receive it and has thanked me often since he opened it. He even composed and sang a "Thank You, Mommy" song to me this morning. The first thing he said after good morning today was "Thanks again for my guitar." It fills my heart and entire being with joy to see him so happy. This morning he and MC started a jam session in the family room. A small video of that is here. After I took the video, they asked me to join them on the piano and MC switched to the harmonica. Watch out Von Trapp family! No matter what happens with the guitar from now on, I couldn't be happier.