Rojo had a great golden birthday - full of love. He got phone calls, e-mails, texts, and drop by visits. Plus gifts. Lots and lots of gifts. A dear friend gave him $14 (all in ones) for the ice cream truck - he was thrilled. He got a great hat, a new bike helmet, and a lot of little things wrapped up simply for the joy of opening (think: toothpaste and hand sanitizer).
Rosie, a dear friend of Rojo's that I've written about several times, came by with a Cookie Monster and this card. C'mon. What 13-year-old girl goes out shopping and selects a card like this? Inside the card it says, "And today I am just grateful to be one of them."
I was outside watering in the backyard when Rosie came to the door. By the time I got around to the front he'd already opened the card. Rosie looked at me, "You're gonna really love the card I gave Rojo, Carrie," she said.