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Today, my baby, is 10 years old. Where has the time gone? It hardly seems possible that ten years have past already. He’s grown from a blonde haired, blue eyed, curious toddler, into a smart, talented and funny boy almost overnight.
For a long time, it was just him and me. We were buds. Sometimes I miss how close we used to be. Not to say we still aren’t close, but mom isn’t numero uno in his life anymore. I think the dog beat me out…LOL.
The collage above has photos of Aaron from birth until now. I thought that it would be a little more fun than posting a gazillion random photos. It was easy with the girls, but on this one, I had to work! The first 5 years I wasn’t digital yet, so I had to sift through a ton of photos, then I had to look through my ginormous stack of CD’s for the rest. It was really fun to see him grow and change through the years.
My Birthday message to Aaron:
You came into my life at a time when up was down and down was up. I was young and stupid, and you were small and helpless. The odds were against us, you know. I felt that the whole world was just waiting for me to fail, and there were times that I thought that failing was inevitable.
You changed me. Brought out the mommy in me. Taught me that anything was possible if I just put my mind to it. And because of my new found determination to be a good mom, we thrived.
I look back at the last 10 years in awe. In awe of you, of me, and where life has taken us. Things are so different than I ever imagined they would be for us. We’ve come a long way, baby.
Enjoy this day, Aaron and all it holds for you. Enjoy every day, because each day is a new beginning, with new adventures to have.