Even Brighter Lights

Dear Ben,

It was gray and drizzly the November 15 you were born thirty one years ago, very much like today’s gray drizzle.

November is too often like that–there are times during this darkening month when we’re never really certain we’ll see the sun again.  The sky is gray, the mountain is all but invisible behind the clouds, the air hangs heavy with mist, woods and fields are all shadowy.  The morning light starts late and the evening takes over early.

Yet you changed November for us that day.  You brought sunshine to our lives once again.  You smiled almost from the first day, always responding, always watching, ready to engage with your new family.  You were a delight from that first moment we saw you and have been a light in our lives and so many other lives ever since.

And you married another bright light and now you shine together with a new little bright light of your own in your lives.

I know this is your favorite kind of weather because you were born to it–you’ve always loved the misty fog, the drizzle, the chill winds, the hunkering down and waiting for brighter days to come.

November 15 was, and each year it still is, that brighter day.

Love,

Mom and Dad

5 thoughts on “Even Brighter Lights

  1. So sweet. My Molly was born today as well….I wasn’t there, she came to us 6 months later from Korea. She and her husband were here last night for her birthday dinner. I am blessed more than I can express by this beautiful soul gifted to me for my daughter. We share the same feelings. ♥

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  2. Beautiful, bright joyfully welcomed and loved new members of your growing family…unique colorfully-hued leaves, sturdy branches and young, fresh deeply embedded roots burying deep into the Gardner’s root system to last for generations carrying seeds from previous generations….

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