October 3 is always the best day of the year. It is my son’s birthday. I dont know if it is good for him or not, but it always is for me.
This is the day that I remember and re-live the experience (in my mind) of his birth. I am reminded of how awesome and overwhelming it is to become a new parent. When you know how many things can go wrong with pregnancy and childbirth, it is truly a miracle to me that so many babies are born healthy and normal. His was such a birth. Nothing was abnormal, yet everything was miraculous. As I held that new baby 31 years ago, I realized for the first time what unconditional love meant. I have always loved him…. always will…… no matter what.
It is this day that I think of how lucky I am to have such a good, kind, generous and truly gifted human being for a son. He has been like this his entire life. He cares about others, is soft spoken and gentle…. yet can hold his own as well. He is a wonderful Daddy, a good husband, and the best son anyone could ask for.
He has been my rock so many times…. not because I asked him to be, not because I deserved it….. just because that is who he is.
Happy Birthday Neil…… I love you now, always and forever.