My little buddy, my fun-loving pal, and my adventurous boy is 11 months old. Instead of giving you all his stats, I just want to tell you how awesome this little boy is and how much he's enriched my life. It's really true-at least for me-that your heart grows and your priorities change once you have a little one.
I met up with a Mom the other day and it happened to be the same day as the Navy Yard shooting. I was listening to the radio and the news reports started to make me cry. I was tearing up when I realized that I had to wipe those tears away because I was about to meet this girl for the very first time. We met for lunch and half-way through our conversation, she started to tear up about how much she loves her dog. She said, "Sorry I just cry over everything now that I'm a Mom." I laughed and shared with her how I was just crying on the way over. Then ended by saying, "Oh and by the way, I cry about everything even when it's not sad. I see a commercial and tears." She knew exactly what I meant.
And why the change? Yeah, it could be the postpartum hormones or it could be that after having Sawyer my heart just changed. My direction took a different route and I started to see things from a different and less selfish prospective. He's shown me how precious time is and how it moves all too fast. He's taught me to have compassion and love for others because that's what I would want someone to do for him. He's made me realize who my real friends are and how important it is to dedicate time to those relationships.
I could go on, but as you can tell, I love this little boy and all that he's given me. I also love how fun he is, how he gives me kisses, and how he laughs whenever you wake him up in the mornings. He's such a joy and makes my life so vibrant. Thank you for that, little man and here's to your 11 months.