Ok, maybe this is backwards, but it always phases me more when our oldest child passes a milestone; rather than when the youngest does; then I know it's coming for the others as well and it just always gets me. I cried when he lost his first tooth, and have been known to be somewhat emotional on his birthdays. Maybe in part because I think back and wow, our life CHANGED when he came along! But I wouldn't trade it; it changed for the better, and it has been wonderful, amazing, and an honor to parent him, Ben, our oldest child. He is a delightful presence and I am often in awe of who he is becoming. Yesterday we celebrated EIGHT years of Ben. Isn't that AMAZING??? Am I really 8 years older than when he came along??
wow! eight years wiser too!!
Happy Birthday to our Ben. We love him so much.