[Nicholas, 25- Emily, 22- Alex, 18- yours truly, 54- and goofy silly Christopher, 17]
i had a wonderful berffday Saturday night. dinner was yummy at my daughter's, all my kids were there and of course my grandson!
chocolate cake with homemade marshmallow frosting is my fave and Emily made it for me. yummy. after dinner, my oldest son Nicholas presented me with all of our old home movies he had burned onto DVD's and as i walked in and it was playing, there were my babies right there back in the day! oh, the memories! the tears i shed watching them. the comical remarks each made about this and that. for a brief moment i was right there back to my favorite time of my life, when my children were little. hearing their little voices, seeing the little facial expressions, the chubby lil baby arms and legs, the toothless grins, watching them living the simple life we had back then... my heart was just overflowing. i couldn't of received any better present than that. it had been years since we viewed those movies.. later, Nicholas shared with me that he cried his little heart out as he made the DVD's and i nearly lost it. I'm sure he was filled with alot of good memories but also alot of pain at the same time, for what he lost.. I've done the same thing watching my own few movies of my youth too, which always leaves me with an emotion i have no words for but my soul knows well. [which by the way he also burned onto DVD] he is SO wonderful.
we had a late night of ALL of us just being together, which means more to me than anything money could buy.