Tuesday, March 9, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY E.J.

Where has the time gone?  
My first born turns 10 today.  
We enter the double digits.
I guess those old ladies in the grocery store were right.  
The ones that seemed to find me in the canned fruit aisle, wrestling an 18 month old back into the grocery store cart (because I always got the one with the broken seatbelt), while yelling at my 4 year old for rearranging the canned peaches and repeating to my 5 year old that "yes, we can go find the bathroom".  With a sweet smile and a knowing look they would say "You can do it.  They grow up so quickly.  Enjoy them."  God bless those women.

This little guy...
...is now this young man.
My first child, my first diaper, my first smile, and giggle.  My first tantrum.  My first 104 fever.  
My little inventor, with an insatiable curiosity for how things work.  
My strong willed child who doesn't back down but who has a sweet and gentle way with the elderly.
  My musician, lego builder, and history lover.
My initiation into motherhood.
Happy Birthday E.J.!

1 comment:

Corinne said...

Happy Birthday to E.J.! What a beautiful post for him, on both of your special day :)