Tuesday, January 11, 2011

22 Years Ago Today!

Twenty two years ago today, my life changed forever.  I became a mother.  It strikes me more and more every year how long my son has been a part of my life.  I lived for 17 years without him, and now have lived for 22 years with him.  I knew him in my teens, my twenties, and my thirties (and sooner than I would care to admit, I will know him in my forties!).  

I am so thankful that God allowed me, a pregnant teenager who ran away with her boyfriend, the privilege of raising the sweetest boy who has become a God fearing man.  I know that most teenage pregnancies do not have such an outcome, and for that I am eternally grateful!

And so to celebrate 22 years of motherhood, I present to you my favorite picture from the day of his birth... father and son.

And for good measure, here's a picture of me with the birthday boy earlier today!  Am I the only one who thinks it's neat that he turned 2-2 on 1-11-11?

I love him more than words could ever say.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. That picture of Rik is worth a thousand words....

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much!

Bridget said...

I love the relationship you have with him! That bond is beautiful thing to behold. Happy Birthday to both of you :-)