On these two days I became the happiest mother in the world. I had wanted to be a mother all my life.
When Brian was born, I was so happy to hear him cry, but even more excited to hold him. I remember looking him over and seeing that he was perfect. He looked exactly like his daddy. A beautiful baby boy. He was mine, and I wanted to be the best mother, and raise him to be a wonderful person. He is wonderful to me.
Move ahead four years and ten minutes later. I became a mother again to another beautiful baby boy. He looked like me. I was so happy. He was a happy baby, watching his older brother and was just happy to be by his side, even as a baby.
As we celebrate their birthdays each year, I am overwhelmed with emotion. These two little boys are men now with families of their own. Looking at them, I could think to myself, I was the perfect mother I always wanted to be. They are such remarkable men. However, they are the ones who have made me into the mother I always wanted to be. It is because of them, my life is blessed.
This year on their birthday I took the two of them to lunch. It was a special day for me to be with them, talking with them and reminiscing. It was like the days long ago when it was just the three of us.
The next day we really celebrated their birthday with Kevin cooking his and Brian's Birthday Dinner. We had Cuban Sandwiches and other yummy dishes. Shannon is the baker in our family, so she made the Yummy Birthday Cake. It was a lively day with our now much bigger family. We sang Happy Birthday, then we all gathered in the den and just did what families do. Laughed. Talked. Played.
After I got home I thought about how much my life has changed. From the time when they were babes, to their marrying the loves of their lives, to the birth of their babies. My life is so blessed.
Happy Birthday Brian and Kevin