I was falling in love.
I was slightly scared, and a little overwhelmed. But mostly - full. And connected. It's possible I'm not remembering exactly how scared I was.
I looked into the most amazing, serene, beautiful eyes of my new baby boy, born at home. The first thing I said after he was born? "Hello, sweetness." Then, "That wasn't so bad!" It really wasn't.
I am thrilled and blessed beyond measure to have shared the past sixteen years with such a beautiful, compassionate, creative, aware, funny, thoughtful, empathetic, amazing boy. He has made my life rich beyond compare.
Happy birthday, sweetie!