Happy Birthday!

At 8:50 PM on January 26, 2006 my son made his grand entrance, announcing his arrival with a loud scream and my life was forever changed.  We celebrate this momentous occasion every year.  While his 1st birthday was small because he was afraid of crowds, it was huge in my heart.  To my delight, he covered his face with his first piece of cake, adding pictures to the family album.  The next year he was in pre-school and we invited his friends to an activity center, so that they could fight over the toys and throw cake at each other.  Because I couldn’t wait any longer to go to Disney World, we took him for his 4th birthday.  Overwhelmed by thousands of people and the excitement, he had a melt down and yelled at me and my husband “You’re Fired!”  Shocked, I exclaimed “This is not how I envisioned this moment.”  Each year has been memorable and dear to me filled with joy and sometimes meltdowns.  But, I wouldn’t trade these moments for anything in the world.  So, today I say Happy Birthday again to my son and I am very grateful that you are here.

Thank you Mom

Tomorrow is our opportunity every year to say thank you to our mothers. Mom we thank you for all of the late nights, early mornings, homemade costumes, birthday parties, Christmas stockings, serving as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, chaperone for field trips, cookies and cupcakes for bake sales, break up comforting, rides to dances, rides to dance and gymnastic classes, working extra hours to pay for our braces, watching all of our football, soccer and lacrosse games, all day support at dance competitions, waiting up to make sure that we came home safely, meeting with our teachers, getting us help in school when we needed it and most of all never giving up on us and our dreams. Thank you Mom for loving us unconditionally and always being there. Happy Mother’s Day!

Top Ten Things I Love About Being a Mom

  1. When he looks up at me with his big blue eyes and says “I love you Mommy!”
  2. When he says, “You’re the best Mommy ever!”
  3. When he screams, “This is the best Christmas ever!”
  4. Going to Disney World
  5. When his friends call me the fun Mom
  6. Hosting awesome Birthday Parties
  7. Easter Egg Hunts
  8. Leaving jelly bean piles around the house for him to find, so that he thinks the Easter Bunny pooped in our house.
  9. Comforting him when he is hurt or sick
  10. Going to kids movies

Sugar Blues

Because of his food allergies, I thought that my son had it bad at birthday parties. But, yesterday I met a little boy with Juvenile Diabetes. With my son’s allergies, he is fine as long as I bring his food for him. For a child with Juvenile Diabetes, everything at a party can be dangerous. Almost everything at a birthday party will affect his blood sugar. It is so important that we help children with Juvenile Diabetes. Please join me in giving to http://jdrf.org/.