Today is June 30, 2020, the day my son Colin turns 28.  I can't believe the time has gone by so quickly.  It seems like just yesterday, he was a newborn baby and I was bringing him home from the hospital!  (We brought him back home on July 4th - talk about scared, but he slept through all the fireworks.)

There are a few things that I wasn't prepared for when I had Colin.  I think things have changed now, but when I was having him, I really wished someone had told me.  For instance, I kept waiting for the "morning sickness" to stop.  It was 1pm and I was still hurling.  Or the whole.... 9  months thing.  No.  The baby will come when it feels like it and that's that.  AROUND 9 months is more accurate - could be 10.

The thing I didn't realize before Colin was how much your heart just absolutely explodes with love.  I remember after I saw his face for the first time, I kept thanking God and Jesus!  (I'm not an evangelist by any means, but I was that day....)  I remember looking at his face for the first time thinking, "Wow, he's here.  He's really here."  I remember saying to him, "Hi, Colin.  I'm your Mama."  Jeeeezus.... I was done for.  Everyone I ever loved before him paled in comparison to him.

So enjoy the few things that I remember about 28 years ago today.  Maybe you had a similar experience with some of them or all or none.  The bottom line is, and I hope you don't take offense to this or let it bum you out, but I've always felt a little bad for people who don't have kids.  It is the most incredible experience of being human.

Happy Birthday, Colin.  Love, Mom



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