Today is a celebration for my entire family - my eldest, Alexander, turns 16. Since he was a newborn I have randomly asked him, "How did I get so lucky to have you?" Today, I still wonder the same question. When he joined our family, I discovered so much about myself. I learned I am patient and calm. I learned that I have so much to give and receive. I can still remember holding him in my arms as I struggled to nurse him the first week and I remember the first time he nursed for 45 minutes nonstop and I was the happiest momma alive to know I was nourishing him while also holding him close to me.
Alexander is my calm. No matter what the situation, I feel calm with him. He is passionate, smart, and he is his own unique person. I love this 16 year old! Happy birthday Alexander.