It's at this time that I find the little things mean oh so much to one another. The smile, the tender word, and the supportive silence are all that is needed to make another heart glow.
This last year has been one of tremendous change for my son and I. Relocating amongst family and friends that we've not been around for a long time, or ever, has been a wonderful way to be welcomed home. Some days difficult, but mostly great! New school, new jobs and business. New love found in an old friendship. Acknowledging births and deaths along with disease and health are a constant in our lives these days.
I have grown to appreciate and live the words my mother taught me so many moons ago-'This Too Shall Pass'. As I was recalling my pregnancy and labor to bring my son into this world I can easily see that this phrase is completely true. At times the pain of labor seemed to be trying to rip me apart in all manner. Yet I knew something spectacular was just on the other side of that pain. And incredibly-as he came forth, was lifted out of the water and onto my chest without a cry-he peered up at me with those incredible blue eyes that said-"Here's your prize! Let the party begin!" And so it was that he came to be: to me, of me, by me. At that moment-time stood still and there was no longer any pain-just pure unconditional joy and love between us. A true miracle to behold!
And as he grows I see my heart continue to live outside my body with this child. He teaches me more every day about love and acceptance and I am so incredibly blessed to call him mine.
Happy Beautiful Birthday my son!