Eight years ago today, at 4:55 p.m., I became a Mother. It's so hard to believe that it was eight years ago...yet it seems even longer in some ways. Of all the things in my life that took me by surprise, I am so 100% thankful and joyous for the chance to be a mother.
I am so utterly amazed and impressed and proud of my little man. Who he is and the ideas and things that make him unique. The funny questions that he asks me (Mom, how do I make my tail bone wag?), the way he copies his dad in picking on me, how he cares for his sisters when it really matters, the fact that he's sensitive, His love of reading, and his dreams of the future.
Sometimes when I look at him I truly feel my heart is going to burst wide open. It is the most amazing thing to be able to feel love like this. And because of Alex, I can not only feel it, but I can see it everyday when I look at him. He is the ultimate proof of my accomplishments in this life, of the love humans are capable of feeling, and of simple pure all consuming joy.
Alex is 8 today. I promised him this morning that I would post his pics this morning and see if anyone wished him happy birthday. He thinks this blog is so cool (another reason I adore him). So if you have the time..drop him a note :-D