january 30, 2007. the day my life changed forever. every year on that day i quietly remember . . . induction. 12+ hours of unmedicated hard labor. never dilating. emergency c-section. hearing the first cry. tom’s face. feeling my heart burst into a bazzilion pieces. falling in love. never did i expect being her mother to be so challenging and rewarding. i’ve made mistakes. i’ve been successful. i’ve learned what works today might not work tomorrow . . . or for gus someday. overall though it’s been a joy. i now have a smart, funny, beautiful four year old girl. i’m doing my best and look forward to see what the future holds for her.
happy birthday, sweet lil.