Flashback Friday

This week has both crawled by at a snail's pace and disappeared before my eyes. (I can't explain that but it's true.)

The past six years, collectively, have done only the latter.

Tomorrow, my precious firstborn turns 6 six? SIX!!! years old. (And in case you can't already tell, we're in the middle of a big birthday season in our family! Pretty soon my precious middle-born will be turning 3 three? THREE!!! years old.)

I cannot believe that it has been six years since Benjamin graced our world with his presence. He has challenged me to become a better person, and I think/hope/pray that I have succeeded in doing so. He is a special, deeply-feeling, intense-but-goofy kid. He asks questions he shouldn't already know how to ask, and that I don't know how to answer. One thing I am certain about though, is that in the past six years he has eaten his weight in ketchup several times over.

I am where I am today because of this child. Without him, who knows where I would be? I don't want to.

I remember September 5, 2003 like it was yesterday. It all happened so quickly and felt so surreal, and yet suddenly, there was this life for which I was and still am solely responsible in my arms. It was transcendental.

So this is my Happy Birthday, Ben blog. And however Barney-esque this sounds, we're so glad you're a part of our family!


Jess said...

Oh my gosh, I teared up at the end! Ben is so wonderful! I don't get to see him very often, but when I do, I always get such a kick out of how he seems like a little grown up and a kid at the same time!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!!

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