18 years ago I spent my birthday miserably pregnant with horrible “morning sickness” that lasted all day. I was anxious and excited at my not so distant future life as a mother and couldn’t wait to meet the little person I was carrying inside me.

18 years later and I’m still anxious and excited but for vastly different reasons. I know that little person now, only he’s definitely not so little anymore and hasn’t been for some time. I have been trying to adjust to all these changes as best as I can, but frankly as much as I love the man he’s become, I still miss my little guy. The end of this week is final call for ordering his cap and gown. We get mail from Art Institutes, Culinary Academies and the military all jockeying to own a peace of his future. He will be registering for selective service this year. He will be graduating high school this year. It will be his 18th birthday in 5 months. He’ll graduate in 6. And that graduation is on the 20th anniversary of my own graduation from high school.

This year holds BIG changes and BIG milestones…just like 18 years ago.

I can scarcely believe we are here already.

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5 Responses to “38.”

Home Sweet Sarah Says:

Big things happening in your 38th year, my lady! Happy birthday!!!

Jesabes Says:

Happy happy birthday! This all sounds so overwhelming to me right now, and I realize all parents do go through it, but I still don’t understand how we’re supposed to just let them go.

Blondie Says:

Happy Happy Happy Birthday! I know it’s a lot to take in and totally overwhelming but you do such a great job of it!!

Kristie Says:

Such GREAT things are ahead for you and for him and your family in general. I am blessed to be able to witness it from afar.

Kristie Says:

P.S. Comments are closed on your recap from last year so I’m taking advantage of this space again…
How lucky am I that I (and Duvain) made the cut! Having you and Willy appear on our wedding photos forver and ever is a highlight for us and I can’t even begin to thank you both enough. The bouquet I passed on to Duvain’s mom is still proudly on her coffee table where she sees it everyday. Mine moves around my house so I can see it ofte, I just LOVE it. Someday I’ll repay you for all the hard work you did.
We adore your family and can’t wait to make more memories together.
Much love and here’s to a KICK ASS 2013!

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