Thursday, December 12, 2013

Everything Else Is Gray

Today is my baby boy's second birthday.

When I bought his baby book just before he was born, I recall flipping through the pages and marveling at how long it would take me to get to "two." Yet here we are.

Words fail me too often these days. When I see him sleeping, when I watch him playing, when I hear him speaking English and Italian, when I see him hugging my 95-year-old Grandma.

The truth is, from the moment I first met him, everything else was gray.

Today I am honored to be sharing my birth story on The Day We First Met, a collaboration of MacKenzie of Raising Wild Things and Stephanie When Crazy Meets Exhaustion.

So if you haven't heard the ridiculous tale of how delusional I was about going into labor, click here to head over now and check it out. It will make you laugh, cry and probably shake your head in amazement at my pig-headedness.

In the meantime, Happy Birthday, little man. Mommy loves you more than you know.

Everything else is gray.

Photo by Maria Domenica Rapicavoli.