I should have posted this a couple of days ago, but better late than never. Matthew's birthday was Tuesday! But we're celebrating all week, because that's how I roll! He turned 24 and he was feeling kind of old. I know, I know 24 isn't old. It's old to me... er... older than me. His facebook status was just depressing. It was something like.. when you're little, you look forward to being 16 to drive. when you're 16 you look forward to being 18 to smoke. when you're 18 you look forward to 21 to drink. He stopped because it wouldn't let him type anymore, but he wanted to finish it with... and when you're 21 you can only look forward to 100. Matthew apparently thought his life was over.
For weeks, I asked Matthew what he wanted for his birthday and he had no idea. Then three days before, as he worked on something at the house, he mentioned that he needed some screwdrivers and a drill. I instantly let my parents know since they and my sister wanted to get him a gift. Of course, I was still without ideas. Then Sunday as we sat in church, I noticed Matthew was using one of the Bibles they have in the pews. Now, don't go thinking I'm a bad wife because I should have noticed this before. Yes I have noticed this before, but this time it turned on a lightbulb for what to get for his birthday!
So Tuesday, I got off work a little early, headed to Lifeway to find a Bible for Matthew. I went to the grocery store and bought stuff to make a birthday cake. I got home and made his cake! And when Matthew got off work we went out to dinner. It was Chinese, of course! My sister had already given him the gift from her. And he was so excited! He didn't know how she knew he wanted some screwdrivers. So then he opened my gift. And by open I mean, the box, because I didn't wrap it. I had written a super sweet little note and stuck inside the box!
Last night we celebrated with my parents and grandma! My mom cooked chicken wings, fresh string beans, deviled eggs, potato salad, and we had lemon meringue pie for dessert. And Matthew got an electric drill from them! Again, he didn't know how they knew what he wanted.
I think he's getting over this whole being old thing. There's still a lot left to accomplish in life. Oh, and he says he wants to live to be 104. Because he thinks that would be a good age to die. You get to live over a century long, but not too long!