It’s no secret I go overboard for my children’s birthdays. And Ben’s Valentine birthday has always been a source of delight. When he was little I used to write on his party invitations, “Please wear red or pink to the party.” Slightly obnoxious, I know. But everyone usually indulged me and wore their Valentine best.
Once again, our friends and family indulged us as we made this birthday video for Ben– we ended up with sixty-four participants wishing Ben a glorious day. How I wish I could talk to him today! But I take comfort in the fact all of Italy is decorated for Ben’s birthday and maybe, probably, a few people will wear red or pink.
This made me cry big crocodile tears. Mainly happy tears and a few bittersweet.
Oh my word. Love. Love. Love. Happy Birthday, Ben. xo
Darling! I’ve been thinking about him today! I hope they sang to him at their training! xoxo Can’t wait to meet him!!!
ok, so I cried a little. very very sweet.
if i didn’t have a wonderful mom already, i’d ask if you would adopt me.
I celebrated my 20th birthday in Italy, too! I’m sure his day is much happier because of your loving birthday wishes!
I’m 100% sure that Birthday Ben should be feeling tons of love from this video. Such a wonderful mom you are! And I’m not going to lie…little joyful tears here.
What an amazing video! I am sure he felt your love!
What fun! Ben is very loved. You are such a special mother.
Why is this one making me cry more than any of the others?? So so happy. No doubt you made his special day! love you and your sweet fam.
Life Trekking Mama
Happy Birthday Ben!!
Cuz’n A. & Family
P.S. Awesome video!!!!
It was so nice to meet you this weekend!
Add me to the list of those that cried. Love, love, love this so much. I hope his day was absolutely wonderful!
Tracy made it in the video? That is awesome! Know what is more awesome? your family! Happy birthday, Ben!
this made me cry too. he’s a very loved son. too sweet.