Happy Birthday Tom!

Tom is three-quarters of a century old today. WOW! Happy Birthday to my sweetie. Birthdays belong to the owner and are always a time to celebrate. They are a memorial of the past year and a celebration of the coming one. A chance to look to the future.

If you could change your birthday, would you? I can’t think of anything I’d change. I’m 82 years old and I still look forward to my birthday. At my age every day is a celebration of life. If I could pick one of the four seasons – winter, spring, summer, fall – I would keep my fall birthday, with its lapis blue skies and leaves of orange and gold.

In our family, we have oodles of birthdays to celebrate, with five adult children and their spouses and twelve grandchildren and two granddaughters-in-law. From the time they were old enough to go out with Tom and me, each grandchild always had a special day of going out to eat, shop, play, or however they wanted to celebrate.

The great Little Pub

Let them eat cake! From Alina’s Cakes.

Your birthday is the best day of the year. You own that day. Today we get to celebrate Tom’s birthday, and we are loving all the texts and phone calls we’re getting.

Tonight we are celebrating with dinner at The Little Pub, conveniently located and the food is delicious. Birthdays are such a great excuse to have dessert. We need something to hold the candle. Right?

Sunday, we have a grandson and granddaughter-in-law coming to celebrate their birthdays. It’s not as easy to coordinate their special days now that everyone is all grown up.

Birthdays remind us how special each day is. Make every day count. Celebrate YOU every single day.

Gail Ingis Claus is an author, artist/painter and interior designer. Her upcoming romance The Unforgettable Miss Baldwin will be released in the spring 2018. Her current historical romance, Indigo Sky can be purchased on amazon.

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