Revealing the first rosy glimpse of summer.
She shows me your sleeping face
And I smile.
You made it clear that you preferred the daylight
When you came into the world at its peak.
This time of year has always been yours
Since the day you were born.
I love thinking of how you are in the summertime,
Your cargo shorts and your farmer’s tan,
Your pretty red bicycle covered in dust or even mud
After you tackle the narrowest or steepest trails the mountains have to offer,
The way you choose the windiest or rainiest days to cook outside,
Even so, offering the best the grill has to offer.
You smile when the sun is out and insist on enjoying it.
You like to open all the windows in the house,
Even though we have air-conditioning.
You jump at the chance for outdoor adventure
Maximizing your time in the daylight,
As you have done from your first day on earth.
Dark descends at 10:26pm, giving you 14 hours and 53 minutes of daylight today!
My darling, I wish you a Happy Birthday!
*To my dear husband – I will love you forever!