The Prairie Family has birthdays in pairs. My birthday is close to Dan’s, John’s is close to Luke’s, and Brock’s is close to Kara’s. Only Cosette gets a birthday that is all by itself, and I guess even it is shared with Christmas! 🙂
So, November brought us Brock’s 15th birthday on the 5th and Kara’s 10th birthday on the 8th. Yes, all of my kids are now in the double digits!
Brock had a very unique birthday, because his special day happened to fall on the same day as the college talent show. Before the show, I told the MC of the program (who also happens to be named Brock!) about Brock’s birthday, and that Brock led the whole audience in singing Happy Birthday to my Brock! That was pretty cool–and something that he will always remember!
Kara also got to share her birthday with a special event. We went shopping for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox gifts. This is actually the second year in a row that we have done this on her birthday, and I think it’s a pretty good tradition to continue. Of course, she chose her favorite Chinese restaurant for her special birthday lunch, and that is always a special treat.
I truly love seeing my kids growing up. It is a blessing to see how God is molding and guiding them. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!