Thursday, July 31, 2008

Eat Your Heart Out Jeremy Camp!

Today is my birthday! No, that is not a shameless plug. It's not a call out for well wishes, just an integral part of the story. Thing is, this year, I thought it would be impossible for God to give me a better present than last year. Last year, I ran into my good buddy Jeremy Camp at the Nashville Zoo. Jeremy Camp just happens to be one of my favorite singers of all time - TID/TIND - know what I'm sayin'? I mean, it would take something pretty special to top THAT!

As you can see from the picture, K-man and Lou Bear were JUST as excited as I was:

So, I was thinking that there was absolutely NO WAY anything I received could come close to that! I was soooooooooooo wrong.

Qbear is out of town. Usually, he and the kids make or buy a cake. I mean we totally do it for the kids, right? They love to sing Happy Birthday. It has nothing to do with the fact that we just want cake.

Well, with Q gone, K-Man was very concerned that there wasn't a cake for my birthday. I calmly explained that Daddy was gone and that when he came home we could celebrate with a cake. I thought this appeased him. However, he kept coming back to me and saying things like "Mom, you should have a cake!" "Mom it's your birthday TODAY!" "Mom, we could make a cake!" Etc. I just kept telling him that it was fine.

Later in the morning, I gave the kids a snack and came to the computer to check my email. Well lo' and behold here comes K-man singing Happy Birthday with a bowl in his hand! Inside the bowl were some grapes and crackers?? Hmmm...okay, um, thanks buddy that is really sweet. "You didn't want to eat your grapes, did you?" To which his innocent eyes responded "No, Mom, look it's a cake! Dontcha see the smilie face? It's a smilie face cake just for you!" I had never seen him look more proud. It was like he had grown two feet just with pride! His eyes were virtually sparkling with delight. And, if you look closely, it is INDEED a smilie cake.

Eat your heart out Jeremy Camp!!


Renee said...

Oh Beck...that will MELT your heart. He's so precious.

I am going to link your blog to mine.

Michele said...

See, if you had better friends, THEY would bring you a cake for your bday. Oh better, yet, they would REMEMBER your birthday ;)

Love you!

Jessie said...

Happy belated birthday my friend! What a sweetie your K-man is! Looking forward to meeting him and spending time with y'all! (How's my southern accent coming?)

Anonymous said...

That little boy has the heart of Jesus. You are such an amazing mother and your children are a testament to that. Praise God for another year of Becky! You are such a blessing to all you encounter.

suzanne murray said...

oh my goodness beck that was the sweetes picture and story!
Happy Birthday girl...LOVE YOU!