Mike wanted to get him a bilingual Bible with his name engraved in the front.
He had to search for the verse Matthew 6:33--Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you. (That's where he found the cash he'd asked for.)
Grandma and Grandpa didn't disappoint. He checked the mail all week, looking expectantly for a card from them. :) Actually, that's what he opened first.
Bogota, Colombia--It's where my story begins.
I got him doughnuts, and Mike made him eggs. He was served his plate with a birthday candle. :)
18 things I love about my son
I don't think I could have found a more perfect card.
Plus we both wrote him a personal letter with advice as he now enters adulthood (though, thankfully, he's still in high school for another year after this one).
Then that evening, he played the first game in his soccer tournament and scored a goal! And his coach led the team to sing Happy Birthday to him.
A full day of celebration. I hope it lived up to his expectations.