Today is my youngest son's birthday and I can smell the spice cake cooking in the oven. Oh the sweet smells of the autumn season. The air is cool and crisp in the morning air and the birds are still chirping and happy. The house is still quiet and I think back to the days when Micah was a baby. So much has changed. I would not be experiencing this kind of quiet back then! That boy developed good lungs at an early age!! Now he is well on his way to manhood and loves the adventures of the outdoors. I will be lucky to entice him into the house with the sweet fragrance of his favorite cake...just long enough to sing happy birthday, share a few laughs and he will likely dash back outdoors where he feels most at peace. So on this quiet September morning I take some time to reflect on the joys of being a Mom and happy to know my boy is adventurous, strong, wise and brave! Happy sixteen, Micah! I love you! Glad we were able to float the Bow together and that I had the joy of watching you bring in the fish!! Sweet memories! Mmmmm and looking forward to eating and sharing this cake with you too!