Chad’s birthday cake was made using Jane Ann’s Cherry Fudge Cake recipe and it was fantastic. Definitely something we’ll be making again. In years past, I’ve given Chad the opportunity to choose his birthday cake but he usually finds cakes that have 12 layers and require 13 days to make. He loves chocolate and he loves cherries so a couple of weeks ago when I read this recipe on Jane Ann’s blog, I knew exactly what cake Chad would get for his birthday.
He left for work before Vince got home from work and he didn’t get off til 10 so we had the celebration at 10:30 p.m. Not too bad for a 21 year old but us old folks may be wishing we hadn’t had so much cake and ice cream so late.
Speck wouldn’t take his eyes off the candles.
The candles were sparkler candles and they didn’t want to blow out so we finally got a glass of water and dunked them to put them out.
It’s so hard to look at Chad, with that hair on his face, and look at the baby pictures and little boy pictures that are all over the house and realize how quickly it happened. That just doesn’t seem right! I want more time with him and he’s about to grow up and leave. I’m not so sure I like this at all.
Anyway . . the birthday has come and gone and on Chad’s birthday, I am again reminded of that morning 21 years ago, when our phone rang shortly after 5 in the morning to tell us that the baby we knew would soon arrive, had arrived and “it” was a boy. I had been so sure “it” was going to be a girl and only had girl names chosen (none of which do I even remember now), so the entire day was spent saying boy names together to come up with a combination we liked. As Chad has celebrated his birthday today, I’ve been very aware that a lady somewhere is also remembering this day 21 years ago and I hope that she has some idea how much I cherish and love this young man, and how thankful I am to her for the difficult decision she made 21 years ago.