Saturday, September 08, 2007

Jessica's 16th birthday

Today was the 16Th birthday of Jessica. I took her shopping and let her buy what ever she wanted. She was very sweet, and happy. She held my arm in the store, and kept hugging me. She has simple taste. I bought her two books, and a DVD (all Disney stuff). Her grand mother e-mailed her and her teacher called on the phone. We sang happy birthday to her at breakfast. There were no parties. I'm not thinking about the past 16 years, or considering her future. Today I'm just thinking about what a gift she is to me, and trying to make sure she enjoys the day in her own special way...mostly isolated but emerging from time to time for a drive with her dad or a shopping trip with me.