The Birthday Gift

Matthew Spira
Apr 10, 2020 · 2 min read
Photo by Plush Design Studio on Unsplash

“Happy birthday, Grandpa.”
Davis glances at the family portrait
of Mary, me, Ethan, and Faith on my desk
as he slides his present over to me.
I carefully open the wrapping
to reveal three picture frames.

The first is a montage of scenery
from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
I smile as I set…