Michael turned 26 yesterday! I still can't believe that 26 years ago, I was holding a tiny, 7 lb. 1 oz. baby boy in my arms after 14 hours of labor. I couldn't believe he was real. I thought if I touched him, my hand would go right through him.
We have had our ups and downs like all families, but he has turned into one remarkable kid. We all went out to a favorite seafood restaurant for his birthday dinner. (That was Friday, since I work Saturday.) Michael got a twin lobster dinner--it's cheap at this place and it was part of his gift. Michael had told me a few weeks ago that he doesn't need presents, since he can afford pretty much anything he'd want. Instead, he wanted to go to dinner.
He comes over every Sunday, too. First, Mike picks him up and they go out on the island to visit his uncle and aunt. Then they swing around this way for dinner. We had lobster again! (Well, I didn't have it friday.) James called from the store and told me lobster was only 5.99 a pound today! Wow, it's been up to $15. So, I treated Michael to another one and got one for myself.
Michael not only enjoyed his dinner, he completely cleaned up after--including taking out the trash. He truly is a man now, no longer a little boy. He's just awesome.