Wherever you are, I think somewhere in Florence, certainly in Italy, it is officially your birthday here in New Zealand, which makes you 21.
It is hard to think of you so far away, but we have been planning how to celebrate this event and I can assure you, the cake, the champagne and the party happened here over the weekend.... I think you will enjoy seeing it! We enjoyed having it :)
Hard to believe that you, my youngest child, have reached 21. It has been a pleasure, most of the time at least as like all kids you had your moments, but the engaging, smiling, beautiful baby has grown into a young man I am very proud of.
I have had fun putting some memories of that journey together. I picked the music because I always loved it when you played it on the cello and I miss hearing it.
I hope you have a chance to celebrate, wherever you are.
Much love and hugs