Today is Rebekah’s birthday!
We met Rebekah for the first time when she and my daughter Kelly went to church camp together when they were about eight. When Rebekah was 13 she started coming to Ranch Camp and went on to move into Martha House, where she’s lived since 2006.
Rebekah’s the first of the “Crop of ’84”—of which there’s a bunch here at the Ranch, including Kelly—to turn 25 this year.
We have a tradition of serenading the birthday man or woman early in the morning with spirited renditions of "Las Mananitas" and "Happy Birthday to You," sung outside their window, or just inside their door or, as in Rebekah’s case last year, right beside her bed as she hid under the covers.
Our efforts are not always sufficiently appreciated.
So last week when Rebekah asked me, “You sing my birthday?” I asked her, “Do you want me to?”
How great a job is that!?