It’s B’s birthday and I have the blues. I am sad to not be able to celebrate with him. It is the first time that we haven’t celebrated together in all of my 16 years of life. I knew the day would come, but I always figured he’d be away a college before it happened. At least I know that he is in good hands.
I spent the free moments of my day tracking his gift on the Federal Express website. There wasn’t a lot of free moments though. I do not actually know if it got there. B had not seen it by the time he and I talked on the phone, but it was still early (in Hawaii).
He talked to me from the beach (which is now his back yard) while his aunt cooked up "the best fried chicken" for his birthday meal. He sounded good, and HAPPY.