"I'm teary eyed. You just made my trip. Thank You. Man - I love you so much." - he said
And yesterday I took him to the Tap Room for a beer and a burger - his first bar drink in Texas. And last night he went to a bar on his own to meet a girl. What fun I have had watching him grow up - this the sixth birthday I have celebrated with him. Although - he was in California for his nineteenth birthday - but we had a big party here without him.
So this morning as I drove with my dog Bugs to get a coffee - in the morning light and morning air, I felt the sense of self satisfaction, happiness and tranquility of a sort that I know happens on only a few occasions in life - a place where our feeling of accomplishment and inner peace makes everything that in life is not so helpful - worth every minute spent in toil.