Nine years ago I met an amazing human being. He was screeching and crying like crazy. Until the moment they put him in my arms. Then it was silence. I was his comfort. I looked at Steve and said, "He knows me." That was my very first Mom experience. It was powerful and it still brings tears to my eyes.
Nathan is nine today. In another nine years, he will be leaving my house...hopefully heading off to college. This has gone by so fast. I can't imagine the next nine.
This kid is a huge part of my happy. He is sincere and pure and loving. When I am having a bad day, I just look in his face. He expects more. He accepts unconditionally, but he expects a loving place. It moves me.
He told us that he birthday marks the beginning of Memory Season for him. I asked him what he meant and he told us that he loves this time of year through the holidays because he gets to spend so much time with family.
like his smile...
I am a lucky mom. I cherish this happy. I cherish this boy.