My smallest baby and only boy was born 30 years ago today, on a Sunday morning. We gave him a name to live up to: Joshua for lordliness and salvation, David for beloved (after a great grandfather and two uncles), and the Italian family surname that he could perpetuate into future generations. Quite a bundle to hoist onto a little guy!
As he grew, he began to reveal what he had to give us: a happy and entertaining spirit, generous competence, and faithful companionship – qualities that echo his father…
…especially now in the years since Jim’s death.
And today, he celebrates his 30th birthday. I am so proud of the man that he has become and the work that he is doing in his life, continually growing more helpful and loving.
I wish him a day of joy! The Birthday Boy:
A real cause for celebration, Scilla. Congratulations to you and your son.
A lovely post, Scilla! The pictures tell a wonderful story. I hope your son had a truly happy birthday.
Thanks, Sue. He said he was feeling quite satisfied with his life…which is huge!
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Added two more years to his life…and a puppy. I’m proud of you, Josh!