Twelve years ago today at 12:38am I became a mom to a baby boy with big blue eyes and bright red hair ♥
On this first day of his last year before he becomes (gulp) a teenager, I am filled with a lot of emotion. It has been a rough year as we transition from childhood to teenhood. I can’t believe that I’m saying that! The thought is just so surreal to me. I still remember this little boy who has made me laugh, taught me how to truly love, made me grow up, and taught me how not to be selfish.
Our life hasn’t been an easy one, but it has been amazing. See, his father biological donor walked out on Red’s first birthday. Nice, huh? I won’t get into the details of that here and now because it’s not the time, but for the first six years of Red’s life, it was just he and I. I lived and breathed for this kid, and still do. He is an amazingly bright spirit and for all of our ups and downs with his ADHD, it makes him who he is and I wouldn’t have him any other way.
He has always been able to wrap people around his little finger. I don’t know what attracts people to him more, the eyes or the hair.
He has always had great comedic timing, even as a baby and toddler. And he does a mean llama imitation!
He is certainly not short on personality
He loves his Celtics and Red Sox
Happy Birthday, dude. I love you more than you could know