Birthday greetings for Jacob!
I'm not sure what's required of me in this situation.
Should I feel traumatized that my youngest has turned 30!?
Cards and confetti have been mailed
and though it seems impossible that 30 years have been
measured in this way
the reality is that they have not only passed
but they've been full:
of happy and heartbreaking events
of old friends and new
of places and opportunities
of growth and change
of more than could be told.
Happy Birthday, Jacob.
Here's to another 30 years!!