Happy Birthday, George Washington

Another great conversation with our boy. 

A voice wafts in from the living room.

“Mom, today is George Washington’s Birthday.”

“I know.  How should we celebrate?”

“I will speak to him with my heart.”

I overhear a whisper.

“Happy Birthday, George Washington.  I hope you are having a nice birthday in heaven.”

He comes in to see me.

“I told him to have a nice day with my heart.  I hope I didn’t disappoint him.”

“How could you disappoint him?”

“I don’t want him to think he is not in my heart anymore.”  He pats his chest.  “He’s still there, nice and safe.  I won’t forget him.  Or Lincoln, either.”

“I know they are both very proud of you.”

He sighs. 

“Yeah.”

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