Our youngest son, Andrew, was born during the famous No Name Storm twenty-five years ago. At the time we were living in Florida and as a result of the storm we almost didn’t make it to the hospital. It was an exciting ride to the hospital to say the least! Transformers were blowing up and streets were flooded. I was sure I was going to end up giving birth in the car. Thankfully we made it to the hospital and despite the crazy storm going on outside our son arrived in the world without any problem. It was an exciting first happy birthday!
Since then almost every year around his birthday we have a storm. Especially after we moved to Vermont several years after he was born. Around every March 13th we would have a major blizzard. It made planning birthday parties so hard! Inevitably we would be driving off to a pool party or the bowling alley in a snowstorm. Luckily we live in Vermont and most folks are used to driving in snow. We were always wishing Andrew a happy birthday during a snow storm!
This year has been no different. Since March first we have had two major Nor’easters and it looks like a third one is on the way! Must be Andrew’s birthday storm! Happy birthday son!
We’ve often thought Andrew’s name should have been Stormy, in fact my father in law insisted on calling him Stormy for the first couple of years!
It’s no wonder that Andrew has since left New England and now lives on the west coast. No more enjoying major blizzards on his birthday. However we still live in Vermont and we’re still enjoying the storms on Andrew’s birthday each year! We may not be enjoying cake or birthday parties on Andrew’s birthday but we still have the snow!
Happy birthday son! We’ll enjoy the snow for you!