5.75 years ago, I found out I would be a mommy in just a few short months. It was shocking news, as I hadn't planned on starting a family so early. But here I was...22 years old and spending 9 months preparing for something that would change my life forever. The day my little giant came into the world, I remember looking at his face (after I got over the shock of how big his hands were) and thinking..."For the rest of my life, I am someone else's mommy." If that doesn't affect you, I don't know what would. I have been trusted to care for, protect, and grow this perfect little human being. And while I may not have been completely ready, I was willing. He changed my life, and for that...for him...I am thankful. This little boy has spent the last 5 years being the best thing that ever happened to me. Often times it is those things we do not plan that shape our lives and carve our paths in the biggest way. I am anxious to see what this precious little boy will bring the world this next year...the next 5 years...the next 50 years.
Happy birthday (a day late), Malakai James!