I spent two weeks home with my family last month. It was great. The major event was the celebration of my dad’s 70th birthday party. Mom, Roseann and I had been planning since late June and I flew in the week before the party. We ran around buying food and decorations and trying to trouble shoot the event without my dad finding out. It wasn’t easy!

But the party went off without a hitch. Dad was surprised and, I think, pleased. I’m so happy we were able to show him in this small way how much we love him.