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.
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.