Andy looked at the cake after blowing out the candles. He remembered that birthday many years ago when they had saved a piece of cake for his papa but he never showed up.
He looked at his papa and smiled. He was there and so was his brothers and sisters. This birthday was already better than that one had been.
“What did you wish for, Andy?”
Andy looked at Cameron and shook his head. “I can’t tell you because then it won’t come true.”
He actually hadn’t wished for anything. His parents made sure he had everything he needed and most of what he wanted. Everybody was there and that made him happy. He couldn’t think of anything to wish for.
“Please tell me you didn’t wish for another brother or sister. I am done having kids.”
He looked at his mother and smiled. “Well…”
He laughed when she groaned. “Don’t worry, Mama. I didn’t. I think you can use the break.”
“He gave her a hug and whispered in her ear. “I think it’s time for Aunt Grace to take over the job of adding to the family.”
Dakota looked over at her very pregnant sister-in-law and smiled. She saw the way her brother looked at his young wife. She was glad he finally found someone who makes him happy.
“I think we’ll see at least one more from those two.”
She looked at her oldest child. “You better wait awhile before you start adding to the family.”
He nodded. “No chance of that happening. That would require meeting a girl that I am not related to.”
Dakota laughed and nodded. “I will talk to your father. You need to start meeting new people.”
She looked at her son and smiled. “You have grown into a very handsome young man. The girls should be beating your door down.”