Finn turned 10 today. Ten. We celebrated with a chilly afternoon at the pool, Thai food, a chocolate chip skillet cookie in lieu of cake, gifts, and maybe best of all, a movie of photos set to music (Dar Williams' "The One Who Knows") and ending with one of my favorite quotes.*
I hadn't anticipated Finn's reaction to the video. Oh, his tears. Oh, the way he buried his face in my shoulder. Oh, the way it lasted and lasted. My sweet boy. He loved it.
And we love him.
Truly, thanks be to God for this decade of our lives.
*From Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson:
"I'm writing this in part to tell you that if you ever wonder what you've done in your life, and everyone does wonder sooner or later, you have been God's grace to me, a miracle, something more than a miracle."