Sunday

15 years

15 years ago today, at 11:03 pm, I became a mother for the first time.

It still ranks as the happiest, most exciting moment of my whole life.

And what an amazing human being came into my world that night. Today he's... gorgeous to look at, plays guitar, argues politics, has an acute sense of empathy for the oppressed and a deep sense of social justice, possesses a fabulous, dry wit and a low tolerance for hypocrisy, still makes time for his much younger sibs and cousins, has perfectly lovely manners, makes me think about things from entirely new perspectives, is learning to hackysack, weaves beautiful beaded jewelry...and I'd rather spend time with him than just about anyone else on the planet. I couldn't be prouder. Considering he was my "parenting guinea pig" (meaning I am learning this mother-thing as I go and he has been test case #1), he's turning out marvelously.

Happy b'day my lovely, big boy.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow imagine all that from baby formula

Anonymous said...

Now, wait, can we conclude anything from H being a formula fed baby? And, being so smart and successful and all? Hmmmm....

Anonymous said...

maybe that it really doesnt matter as much as we think it does? maybe its a good thing to try but if it doesnt work out is it worth all the guilting that a lot of people wind up going thru at the hands of "lactivists"?????

Anonymous said...

What an inappropriate response to a birthday boy! You are crazier then any breastfeeding advocate I ever met.
The mystery is Why you waste your time on this blog.

Jane said...

He is adorable, Katie. What a lovely tribute to your beautiful son. Happy Birthday, Henry!

Anonymous said...

A cute young feller to be sure!
Your post made me think of happy Willie-being-born memories.
becky

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newscoma said...

Same birthday as me.
Oct. 7 is a fine day to be born. Tell him its YoYo Ma's birthday too.
And Simon Cowell's, which means there must be balance in this world from art to shill.

Anonymous said...

Simon Cowell eh?I wonder what Simon got for his birthday?????