Brothers Campfire on Birthdays

Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

Life is a culmination of a lot of things. Part of it is what you make of the things that come your way.

Homemade Belgian waffles came this morning in celebration of my daughter’s birth. They were lathered with peanut butter, Nutella, heavy whipping cream, and pancake syrup.

There is something special about eating that commemorates a moment. After church, we celebrated at an Asian buffet. The birthday girl seemed to thoroughly enjoy herself.

I had to overcome the utensils. They were a bit different than what I was accustomed to.


The waitstaff were amused and presented me with tools more fitting for my hands.

我可以用筷子吃果冻。 我是筷子神童。

She will be 17 today. I am very proud of her!

It seems like just yesterday she was one pound 12 ounces and 13 inches long. How the time has flown!

Holding on for life.

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire.

57 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire on Birthdays

  1. Petra says:

    Congratulations to your daughter for making it this far, that birth story in the previous post is horrendous. It’s beautiful because it all worked out, but it’s horrendous. I think I’ve said it before, but people really underestimate how dangerous such a natural thing as birth can be

  2. kagould17 says:

    Happy birthday to your daughter. Looks like you did the celebration proud. Have a great week. Allan

  3. Anonymous says:

    Muita saúde e alegrias na vida dela! Felicidades!

  4. Mariana Gouveia says:

    Muita saúde e alegrias na vida dela! Felicidades!

  5. KT Workman says:

    Happy birthday to your miracle girl…they grow up was too fast. Before you know it, you’ll be a grandfather, then, a great. In the blink of an eye.

        1. Benjamin says:

          That is pretty small as well! I had a sister that weighed in around that. High altitude seems to do it.

          1. Benjamin says:

            I would say. My sister went by “Fun Size” for a bit. She was Fiesty

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