Twenty years ago on March 6th my oldest son, Bryan, was born. I can’t believe it because it feels like just yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital. Now, he is a grown man in his first year of college, and he has a wonderful girlfriend, Cayley, who I adore like a daughter.
Well, I found out that Cayley is amazing at planning surprises. A few weeks back, she texted me to tell me that she was going to take Bryan to a Toronto Raptors basketball game for his birthday, and she would tell him about the tickets on Valentine’s Day. Bryan has loved basketball since he was a little guy, and at 6’4″ he was always a good player in school, but he had never seen a live NBA game, so this was a fabulous gift idea for him. As Cayley knew they would be home this week for reading week, she bought the tickets for yesterday (Friday).
Well, I talked to Bryan after the game last night, and it was obvious that the night was a great success because I have never heard him so pumped up ever!! The Raptors were playing the New York Knicks, and the game was close from start to finish, with the Raptors winning by 2 with a basket at the final buzzer. Bryan said that there were both Raptors and Knicks fans around them, and it was hilarious because they were all chirping at each other. Because they were among the first 10,000 to show up for the game, they each got a free bobble head of Kyle Lowry, and then after the game Bryan bought a Lowry jersey and Cayley got a tshirt. They arrived home this afternoon on cloud 9, and I know it is a birthday present that Bryan will never forget! Aren’t they cute? I’m so glad that they found each other :).