Laura was resting in the shade of the crab apple tree on a warm summer day in June.
Jason approached. He wanted to play with Laura’s beach ball.
Laura showed Jason how to kick and throw the beach ball. Jason and Laura ran and kicked and threw and chased and played.
When Daddy came outside with a glass of water, Jason ran up to him and grabbed his leg. The ball game was forgotten.
Laura joined Daddy and Jason. She wanted a drink.
Daddy shared his water with Jason and Laura.
Thirst satisfied, Laura and Jason ran off to find further backyard adventures.
Happy birthday to my best friend. My life would be incomplete without you. Thank you for the joy, wisdom, and love you give me every day.