We had a birthday gathering for Avery while up north. Even though he has a cold, he had fun. He especially enjoyed his birthday cupcake. I always enjoy family birthday parties. I have experienced them for 28 years – sometimes with more family than other times but always blessed times. I want my children to know that their birthday is a special day because the day they were born was beautiful. They were “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). A celebration with family will hopefully help them know that they are loved by not only God but many people.