Monday, May 18, 2009

happy birthday, etharoni

my stepson ethan turns 25 today. he's a nice young man with his dad's broad shoulders, brown eyes and sweet nature. when Beloved and i first started seeing each other, ethan was 11.

i first got to know ethan over a set of Magic cards. i don't know if anyone remembers, but there used to be a game called Magic: the Gathering, and for a bit, i toyed with the prospect of writing a novel based on its magic system and within its world. although i eventually declined, when i met ethan, i'd been sent a pack of Magic cards and i had no idea what to do with them.

my son wasn't interested and besides, mister ex was making it hard for me to spend time with him. but ethan was into the game, knew how to play, and spent a considerable time the first weekend i met him teaching me the game. come to think of it, i don't think i'd be wrong to say that Magic brought me into ethan's life.

so happy birthday, etharoni.. thanks for sharing all the Magic.

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.

10 comments:

Martha said...

Our older son plays Magic, I love to hear all the details while they play, the campaigns, attributes of the heros, and bloodshed left on the battlefields.
Happy Birthday to your Ethanaroni!! Great Nickname btw.

April said...

Happy 25th to your stepson! I'm certain you've played a very important role in his life.

Lynette said...

don't we love our children and those special things we share with them

pam said...

Happy Birthday to your step son! I hope he was a great day.

rightonmom said...

Aw, happy birthday to Ethanroni! Sounds like a lovely relationship you have with him! My sweet boy's only 3, 25 seems like light years away.

Laura Rose said...

Happy birthday Ethan!!! :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a sweet post!!

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awwww! Happy Belated Birthday to Ethan! Such a sweet post! :)

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Ethan! I met him at your birthday party and really liked him.

Patti Gibbons said...

beautiful that you have that memory and a good relationship with him. My kids gave Larry hell for a long time, but now they love him as much as they could love any "father figure".
Great word tonight "Pallywo"