Al’ Birthday Party

The morning was gloomy and gray, but I was not worried. I had prayed to God to grant us one nice day with no rain, and he did answer the prayer. Around one in the afternoon, the gray lifted, being replaced by sunny skies, a light breeze, and perfect temperatures. I knew in my heart this was going to be a good day, as the day was all about Al. I started my morning off with giving God all my thanks and any concerns I had, then I sat in silence and drank my two cups of coffee. I tried answering some emails, replies on WordPress, and started to become a tiny stressed, as I was receiving more emails than I could keep up with. It wasn’t that I had so many replies, it is the replies from every blogger and all of their replies. This is stressful to me, as I always try to succeed in answering all. When I awoke this morning and checked my emails, it was over one thousand. I am afraid, bloggers and friends will think I am ignoring them, but sincerely I am not. I do not care for this new idea that is happening. I spent about an hour answering comments, and then I needed to get around with finishing touches on Al’s party. About fifteen people showed up. No one from his prior work place came, so I was glad I had not told Al about this possibility and left it a surprise that had dissolved into thin air. No disappointment for him on this part. My son and his family came down and started the fire pit, and he had a very nice fire going in no time at all. We sat up chairs, and I got the table ware set up inside. My daughter came then with her family, and together we finished everything that had been left to do. We then spent good times together catching up with what had been going on in our lives. She lives in another state, and I look so forward to her coming, and the moment they leave, my heart aches, as I know I won’t see her for some time. Soon, other family, and grandchildren, and caregiver, and many friends arrived.  The hamburgers were grilled to perfection, brats and hot dogs, looked yummy. We all were hungry, and all the foods were enjoyed. After cleaning up from the meal, we all came inside and together we wished Al a happy birthday. He opened each of his gifts with great care, and I helped him with some, as his tremors took no rest for his birthday party. He was very excited and happy over them. He received clothing and coca cola items. When the party was over, we all continued to share with each other, good talk, and much laughter. Al took different guests into his room to show them his coca cola collections. It was a great day, just as I knew God would have it be. Al is a special brother, who is loved by us all, and deserved only the best of family and friends who loved him and great weather. I was pleased, and Al had his smile on his face until he went to bed that night.