Thursday, July 15, 2010

Birthday Love

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.

She was so right.

9 comments:

Pie Maker said...

I chose to post this here since there are 14 comments on Rojo's Birthday post, it seemed too perfect to add a 15th. Happy Birthday to Rojo and to you! You both inspire me. Thank you for sharing so openly and honestly. Love.

kario said...

A birthday fit for a king - just like he is!

Jerri said...

Like Rojo, Rosie is one who touches many lives. Blessings to her and all who love her, including you and Rojo.

fullsoulahead.com said...

Rosie is precious. Love her. Love Rojo. Glad he had a great day.

Amber said...

Sounds like you touch her life, as well. I am sure Rosie and Rojo are no accident this go 'round.

:)

Deb Shucka said...

No birthday could be more perfect, for Rojo, or for us getting to experience it through your words.

Me said...

Incredible!

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

I am *crying* over that card. Not enough can be made.

Wanda said...

Lump in my throat over that card. Rojo + Rosie = love.