On my 7th birthday, my family didn’t have whole lot of money, not even to get me a birthday cake. My mother felt really bad about this because she tries to make our birthdays special.
She spent the afternoon making dinner and putting together a brownie recipe with the ingredients we had in our house. After dinner she surprised me with it…well, as surprised as one can be with the smell of chocolate coming from the kitchen and a big-mouthed 5-year-old sister, and had put 7 matches in my oversized piece of brownie.
That had to be the best birthday present I had ever had…my mother actually baking something from scratch for me so I could have something to celebrate my birthday with.