My Personal Cantor

Great Teenagers – NOT an Oxymoron Anymore!

Today was one of the most enjoyable days and nights of the year.

No, I did not officiate a wedding.  Or a Bar Mitzvah, or even a Baby Naming.  I did not create some amazing worship service.  I did not create anything at all.

Today was my son’s birthday.  I shut off the computer, and spent most of the day – disconnected.  Alone, with only Lauren and Trevor, my soon to be 21 year old, and my 19 year old, whose birthday was today.

In the beginning of the day, I wanted to get them out of the house and do something, until I realized that we were just sitting together on the couch, and they weren’t in a hurry to leave – and so….neither was I.  Later we went out,  browsed around town for the day, and met my Mom and Dad and Wayne for dinner, and Trevor invited his 3 best friends from Weston.  My kids have made wonderful choices in friends, and I would do anything for these kids.

My awesome kids, and friends, Cantor, Rabbi and Wedding Officiant Debbi Ballard with her family
My awesome kids, and friends..

The point I’m trying to make – is that I love the heck out of my kids, and I honestly think they’re amazing.  We love each other, and can spend an entire day together, and wish it wasn’t over.  I know that it wasn’t an accident they turned out this way, but as long as my blog carries the theme of gratitude – however it happened – I just wanted to stop and say THANKS for such amazing children.

Lauren and Trevor – You rock.  And, I am the happiest MOM in the world, because I have you.

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