If we didn't have birthdays, you wouldn't be you.
If you'd never been born, well then what would you do?
If you'd never been born, well then what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!"
2185) that she chose to go to the Elephant Bar for her b-day dinner and not Chuck E. Cheese
2186) that "like you mommy" she wants to write what she is thankful for
2187) for her new journal from grandma so she can do just that
2189) a shrimp dinner
2190) a happy birthday sundae with song
2191) my oldest kid's memory of my pastor teaching him rock-paper-scissors in the waiting room while the birthday girl was being born 9 years ago
2192) for the gift of each day of the 9 years with her
2193) for the joy she brings into our family
2194) for my baby
Or worse than all that . . . Why, you might be a WASN'T!
A Wasn't has no fun at all. No, he doesn't.
A Wasn't just isn't. He just isn't present.
But you . . . You ARE YOU! and now isn't that pleasant!"