He woke up at 6:30 AM today proudly announcing–just in case we had forgotten–that today is his birthday! Five years ago today we were setting up Oscar’s room, a bundle of nervous anticipation and excitement. Friends were over, dropping off an ever-practical and much appreciated box of diapers, and as we were chatting, the telephone rang. On the other end of the line was our social worker, Lisa. She told us in a voice as light and as gentle as any voice could be, “Your son has just been born! Would you like to come to the hospital to meet him?” We will never forget that day and will never need reminding–even at 6:30 AM. When August 17th comes to town, we know whose birthday it is! Happy Birthday, Oscar! We love you!