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TO JOEL, ON HIS 45TH BIRTHDAY

Oct 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Our son celebrates his 45th birthday today. Among all the wake up calls, this is a big one. His having now crossed the line separating youthful aspirations from matter of fact maturity hits us in the face. The might have beens and could have dones are stacking up. What really matters now is being content with oneself. What matters now is that this point in life is seen and affirmed for what it is: recognizing that unique individual he has become.

Over the years, having found all kinds of letters, notes and other forms of communication, I have done all I can to let him know how special he is. His gifts to us have been numerous and precious. He is in a relationship with a woman whose own character references are superb, whose person complements his. She served in the