Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam
Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

I'll Love You Forever

Steven and Gator, his bearded dragon

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be.
- Robert Munsch

Today came and went quietly, belying the significance of the day.

Some September 6 events of note include:

  • In 1620, the Mayflower set sail for North America.
  • In 1870, Louisa Ann Swain became the first woman to vote legally in the U.S. after 1807.
  • In 1939, September 6 marked the day that South Africa declared war on Germany.
  • In 1970, Jimmi Hendrix played his last performance, in Germany.
  • Also in 1970, four passenger jets bound from Europe to New York were simultaneously hijacked by Palestinians.
  • In 1972 Israeli athletes and coaches in Munich for the Olympic Games were killed when police assault Black September members in a failed hostage rescue in West Germany.
  • In 1991, the Soviet Union recognized the independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (our friend Regina's mother is from Estonia, so that's for her)

For us personally, the most significant of September 6 was in 1994 when Steven was born, 31 days ahead of schedule.

Two years ago when he turned nine I remember the twisting and turning of my stomach as I watched him at his party, knowing that there was something wrong, praying that he'd feel well enough to enjoy the day.

Today he is eleven! A time to remember, and a time to celebrate how far we've come.

Happy Birthday to our special boy. We love you.

- Kathleen

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