On this day 10 years ago I became a mother to the a wonderful, quirky, smart, handsome, funny, interesting little man. Mothering my son has been the most wonderfully hard thing I have ever done. It has taught me more about myself and the world than all my years of education. It has opened my eyes to see people in a completely different light and to understand myself more than maybe I even wanted to! It has flipped my perspective upside down more than once and showed me over and over that expectations are nothing compared to reality.
Thank you for being you. Thank you for filling my heart with a love I never thought possible. Our first decade has been both the longest and shortest of my life, and I cannot wait to see what you will be like in another 10 years...well, maybe I can wait a little bit, buddy. Don't grow up too fast.