Monday, August 30, 2010

Meggie's Birthday

A week ago Sunday LM and I hosted a gathering which marked several celebrations. It was a long time in the waiting. All three of his children came to his home to share a lobster dinner and a lot of laughs. For reasons I have written about before, John has been "away" for several years, and he is now free, and doing very well. While he was in jail, he celebrated his 21st birthday, now we were all free to have a genuine celebration of this wonderful young man who, despite so very many challenges, is finally able to begin his development into an adult. Also we were celebrating Meaghan's 26th birthday, and it was a beautiful thing to see LM reveling in having all 3 of his children together.
The table set for the messy but delicious lobster dinner.
Early that morning, LM and I walked to our neighbor's little flower stand and picked this pretty bouquet to celebrate this special day.
Meaghan facilitated John having his first legal beer....can you see LM wincing? He is not a true drinker but he'll bear anything for his kids.
Meg, Kristi, LM and John
Oh, how I love that look!
The lobster feast.....
Kristi LOVED the dinner!
LM brought out the big guns for some very hard lobster shells.
A very happy group....we laughed alot all day...
Kristi, Meg, John, moi and Meg's, Jose, who just has to be one of the nicest young men I have ever met.

The meal ended with Meg's choice of birthday dessert, a lovely peach cobbler. Ms G decided to make herself scarce and was hiding upstairs in her lair all day....the second they all left, she was with us for play and cuddling. Tomorrow I will share some of what she's been up to!


Linda said...

What a beautiful experience. Very moving. Thanks for sharing.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Thank you so much, Linda. LM's children have all faced major challenges in their short lives and he is the most amazing father. Loyal and supportive, no matter what, and at great personal expense. I have to love him even more for that.

Anonymous said...

What a wodnerful stoy. So so nice that John can begin a new chapter in his life. No doubt LM is an excellant and amazing father. How nice it is to see the first family dinner after all that time. I can imagine he sighed a big releif now that John is back. Sweet Post...debbie

judemiller1 said...

I am so happy all LM's family could be together and you of course facilitated it all--I just know you did. You are a very gracious lady. AND LM is a great Dad.