Birthdays are a special time where parents go through all the emotions they felt the day they gave birth to their children. For some parents that day might have been more traumatic, but nonetheless we celebrate the life that we bring into the world.
So when we saw that our friend Jacqueline shared a page called Happy Birthday Colin, I decided to look into the page. The page was created by Colin’s Mom Jennifer, who is a Mamá Hero in our book. She created the page because Colin, who will be 11 in March, feels that he doesn’t have any friends to celebrate this special day with him. I think lots of folks from around the globe are going to help him realize that he isn’t alone.
A Card for Colin
Daniela and I decided that we would make a card for Colin with fish, balloons, and palm trees. These are all the things we are surrounded with because we live in Puerto Rico. Okay maybe not balloons all the time but if it were up to Daniela, it would be all the time.
We see different fish when we go swimming in the ocean and Daniela decided she wanted to draw some for Colin. I helped make some fish and with the writing. Daniela is only three so she could not write herself but through her drawing she is expressing herself. We decided that adding a learning and coloring book about where we currently live would let Colin know that he has friends in the Caribbean!
Happy Parent’s Day and Happy Birthday
To Colin’s mom Jennifer and family,
We want you to know that you have friends in Puerto Rico. If you ever come and visit the island, leave us a message and we could hang out and learn about the history of the oldest forts located in Old San Juan.
You are doing a positive thing for your son and he will always remember his 11th birthday. Happy Parent’s Day to you and your family.
Happy Birthday Colin! or as we say in Spanish “¡Feliz Cumpleaños¡”
If you would like to send Colin a card, his address is listed on the Facebook page, make a Video and post it to the page, write on his page, and most importantly send lots of love to Colin and Jennifer.
Ron Hood says
There is a “Colin” in all of us. No matter what our circumstances, we all need to feel loved, appreciated, and respected. Anything less makes life a bit harsh.
So true Ron and I think it hit a nerve with me because I remember being stuck between two worlds most of my life; going to school in an affluent community in Connecticut and living in a city with the highest crime during the 80’s. Not fitting in anywhere not even within my only family at times.