Today is my brother Dwight’s birthday. Since he is my younger brother (by 18 months) his age shall not be disclosed. Let’s just say he is – a year older than last year!
Two years ago we spent a few days in Charlottesville celebrating his birthday. Enjoying a huge piece of cake while visiting Monticello I completely forgot it was a Friday in Lent until after the last crumb disappeared. (Since Virginia is a vegetarian, on Lenten Fridays of Abstinence she tries to dial in the treats to zero. Plus, she had given up sweets that year for Lent!??)
You can read all about that previous Lenten Friday fiasco by clicking here: Friday Failures: Cake! Cake! Cake!
As we celebrate today, I must needs remember: NO CAKE.
But, of course, Dwight can enjoy a big piece!
grace, peace & birthday treats
Virginia : )
“Birthdays are important. On our birthdays we celebrate being alive. We should never forget our birthdays or the birthdays of those who are close to us. They remind us that what is important is not what we do or accomplish, not what we have or who we know, but that we are, here and now. On birthdays let us be grateful for the gift of life.” Henri Nouwen,