I know most people are spending today focused on shaking off yesterday’s turkey coma and shopping Black Friday deals, but I couldn’t let the day end without sharing something special. Today is my Robert’s 18th birthday!
On a day like today, 18 years ago, I set my eyes of the single most important person in my life for the very first time. When I became pregnant at 14 I was terrified, ashamed, and completely unprepared. I had no idea what being a mother meant, and giving birth to a 27 week preemie 3 months before my due date was literally the scariest thing I’ve ever been through in my life.
Its been a wild ride ever since, but I am so, so grateful that you keep growing and getting stronger through all the obstacles you faced as a tiny 3lb baby with so many health scares. I can only pray for that badassery to stay with you always.
You have been the only person by my side through every smile and every tear, through happy and hard times, and I could never ever imagine my life without you.
I believe that there is a plan for every one of us, and while I still have big dreams to fulfill, there is no greater accomplishment I could hope to achieve than being your mother.
You are smart and funny and kind and talented....a more awesome person than I think you even realize. You’re gonna rock adulthood Robbie, but you’ll always be my baby. Happy birthday! ❤️
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