This birthday did cause us to reminisce a bit. We were remembering what was important to Andrew at different times of his life. There were Legos and Matchbox cars. There was the Pokemon obsession, with the sought after Pokemon cards and their strangely named characters: Pikachu, Meowth, Clefairy and Jigglypuff (my personal favorite). There was the year of Furby and its special language known as Furbish. Andrew had his sights set on the white Furby, and I made countless trips to the local toy stores, searching for The One.
Now it’s all about computers, video games, and music. The small items that were once so meaningful are tucked away in storage boxes. I’m sure they’ll be forgotten as he moves on to college and leaves so many childhood things behind. I hope that one day, though, those boxes will be opened and many happy memories will come tumbling out. Those mementos will be waiting--and so will I.