I’ve only got a minute for a blog today and I don’t mean to gush, but I just thought I had to say something about my birthday and the phenomenon that is Facebook birthday messages.
Sitting here at noon with a zillion quick birthday wishes from friends far and wide has really been great.
Each name brings smiles and memories of adventures big and small. I remember us in chemistry class together or climbing that mountain or paddling that river or running that race or cycling that ride. I remember the time you said something funny and we laughed for a half an hour. I remember the hugs and the tears when that sadness touched our lives. I remember the fist-pumps, woohoos and high fives of our accomplishments. And I remember the songs we played on our guitars and the nights we stayed up long enough to see the sun rise.
So thanks, friends and readers, for remembering me for a moment today. Your quick Facebook message reminds me of you, and you are truly a gift – on my birthday or any day.