We now officially have two teenagers in the house! It’s a cool thing.
August 8, 1999 was one of the most terrifying days of my life. I gave birth to this beautiful baby boy, who immediately, before I could even hold him, turned purple and was whisked off for treatment and then rushed to a speciality neonatal care unit in another hospital 30 minutes a way. It was terrifying.
The next four days were stressful, but then we got to hold him and bring him home. My baby boy.
So many stories I could tell, but I rarely do. J has a special place in my heart. I can’t think of him without smiling. My world is so much duller without him around.
I just can’t possibly imagine what my life would have been like without this funny, sensitive, moody, thoughtful, inquisitive young man.
He’s taught me much. Such a different person from his older sister, and just as cool, in his own way. In fact, he’s just one of the coolest people I know.
And yet, I realize I don’t share him as much with you as I probably should. So I’ll endeavor to do better. He’s a teenager now. I guess I can’t keep him all to myself anymore