My Brian is forty.
If his party was a reflection of his life and character, then here is what we toast to:
pleasure in rich and exquisate flavours,
enjoyment of beauty, relationships, the diversity of human-kind.
jazzy melodies, candle light, ..... ambiance. Thought given to the details.
Enjoying the lighter side of life. Respect for others, no matter the current direction of their lives.
Brian's choice of friends reflects his growing character.
There was the;
-I-grow-more-gentle-with-age-and-understanding was present.
-I'm-just-a-genuinely-nice-guy sat beside him.
-I'm-wise-and-intelligent-but-humble-and-easy-be-with sat amongst us.
The setting was just gorgeous, if I say so myself.
What a gift, to be able to be fully and completely adults and share our love and home with others who made time in this manic season to recognize and celebrate Brian. I don't regret one moment of preparing this while spinning a whole lot of other plates. So often its the ones we love the most who get over looked when they should instead be celebrated. This is one time when we can hold hands, look back, and say, "well done. That was fun."
I am truly excited to see who he will grow into during our next forty years together.