Today my baby turned seventeen. Not sure where the time has gone. It seems like it wasn't that long ago that we were dashing off to the hospital excited to welcome him into the world and clueless to the changes that were coming! My man-child now has his feet firmly planted in the adult world and it's getting harder to remember those wonderful years where he relied on me for his every need.
I let the craziness of living get the best of me today and I forgot to turn my thoughts to the past and savor each delicious moment that seventeen years have delivered. Gratefully, my sister took the time to reflect on the precious gift this child presented and her memories unlocked the flood gates of my own treasured recollections.
Happy birthday big guy! We LOVE you!!