To fit in school events, we celebrated my birthday over a few days. It was a very simple set of events, which I liked.
For lunch, Mrs. T. and I went out for some noodles, a Chinese tradition. Long noodles are meant to symbolize a long life.
The next day, she made me a special dinner, one of our children baked a cake, and everyone gave me homemade birthday cards.
Some friends reached out. Family members called. Our son called from college, and we had a great chat. He also sent a very thoughtful note, expressing his gratitude and love. This was one of those very satisfying parenting moments. He is happy and is thriving.
I also had a chance to meet some new friends.
I’m all for fancy events. But, given the choice, just being with family and fly fishing is a perfect way to celebrate.