Yesterday was my son's 11th birthday -- and my 11th anniversary of being a Mom.I can't thank him enough for coming into my world and changing it forever.
We watched video from when he was born before taking him out for the dinner of his choice "Five Guys Burgers". It was bittersweet to see, because it brought back so much happiness and joy from the moment he was born....and made me appreciate all the times we had when he was small.
The saying that it all goes by too quickly is so very true. And while he's still relatively young - he's growing up so fast. And one day I'll look back at when he was 11 and have that same joy at remembering his youth.
If I could just keep them small and with me forever...I think I'd be happy with that. At the same time, I want to see them spread their wings and have happy and full lives.
Being a parent is such an adventure and truly the toughest job you will ever love. There's nothing perfect about it, and there is always a lesson to be learned.