Nine years ago today I became a different person. No, that wasn't when I first started noticing gray hairs, although it was probably when I first started to develop them, that's for sure.
No, today my oldest son turned nine. I know that I really had no idea how much my life would change that day. All of a sudden there's this little person that is always on your mind and your heart, no matter what you are doing.
I feel like my prayers weren't quite as pleading until he was born.
The sun wasn't quite as bright before he was born.
I didn't have the ability to laugh so much, cry so hard, feel so deep.
It's not like romantic love that has to be cultivated, as wonderful as it is.
It's a love that really takes no effort. Even on the days when you want to ship them off to the zoo. No, not even then.
I love you sweet boy. And don't you ever forget it.
(More details about our day and pictures of the handsome guy tomorrow.)
Caution! Sharp curve ahead...
5 weeks ago