Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Happy Birthday to my firstborn
I am so very proud of who he is and excited to see what path he chooses in the coming years. At the same time, how very much it hurts to see him begin to stretch out his wings in preparation to fly this nest, 'because being a mother is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body' (Elizabeth Stone)
This photo is from his birthday last year, with Fr. Gordon, with whom he shared both a middle name and birthday. It is the last photo I have of them together, and Fr. Gordon's last birthday on this side of eternity. Memory eternal, and many years to my not so little boy!