Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy birthday, Matt!

Happy 26th birthday, Matthew Ives Maloney!

I may be touring the Acropolis today (and hopefully snacking on some Spanakopita), but I'm thinking about my middle one.  I am missing our commute conversations but one of the memories that is keeping me smiling this year is how you let me in on the planning and the secret that you wanted to ask your girl, Kelly, to marry you.  And I know that special girl will do what I used to on this day, on September 27 - and I love her for that.  She will continue my tradition - of making you feel loved and special.  Thank you for letting me into your world this year, for letting me help you dig through the stones (oh, and for all the coffee on those excursions), and for including me in the shopping trip on the day you made the big purchase.  I am so happy for both of you that you have found that one true thing - the only thing that really matters - and am proud of the smart, kind, sweet, capable man you have become.  I am honored to be a part of your journey.  Sending you love from Athens today.  I love you, Matt! 


  1. Thank you!!! Loving the blog. Keep it going!

  2. Okay, this one made me cry. What a sweet birthday post to Matt! He is lucky to have such a loving and devoted mom like you. Thanks for sharing the ring shopping pictures and for helping Matt pick out the most beautiful diamond. I still can't stop staring at it. xo