Last Friday, Friday the 13th, was my birthday. It is true that when you get to my age there is not much you want for your birthday or for Christmas. I never believed that when my parents said it, but it is true. Either you have all you want, or need, or both.
On my birthday I heard from several people but most of all I treasured the three phone calls, one from each of my own children, and an email from my Italian bambina who was my first exchange student a couple of years ago.
Now I get what I didn’t realize long ago. I have both all I want and all I need when my children remember. I hope my parents felt the same.