Today at 11:23 a.m. I gave birth to the most amazing little boy. I did not know how he would forever change my life, my heart, my goals, my outlook and faith.
I remember the exact day I found out I was expecting. It seemed like yesterday, I took two tests just to make sure that what I was seeing was true. When I heard the strong rhythm of his heartbeat that is when our bond began and it was solidified when saw his precious little face in the sonogram. And when he arrived on Wednesday June 11th, 2010 I vowed to always protect and love this special little guy unconditionally with every fiber that I am made of.
As the years have passed by with a blink of an eye, I sit back and reminiscence of holding you for the first time and how it felt I became so overcome with the joy of having you in my life. I thought I was living life before I had children, I had no idea the overwhelming feeling of the joy you would place in my heart and the value you have added to my life until I had you. Thank you for teaching me so much through these seven years; you've shown me how to love unconditionally, to trust in God, to be patient, to find my inner strength, and most of all to never give up no matter how bad things may seem. And each day the sun rises it brings new opportunity to be better than you were the day before.
Today I celebrate you Ralphie, my special little guy who has this infectious smile, stubbornness of an old man, and the gentleness of a teddy bear. We are only beginning this journey of life together, I promise you as your mother you will always be protected, be loved and never without a friend. I love more and more each day.
Happy Birthday Ralphie! Mom loves you!