Who turns 18 today!
Was it just a short 18 years ago that your Dad was stuck in another town when it was time to go to the hospital?
With all sorts of snow, ice and cold temperatures?
Then at about six months old, Daddy and I were sitting at the dining room table and heard you babbling and laughing. Heard it getting closer. And closer. And realized you had somehow gotten yourself out of your crib and were at the top of the stairs wanting to come down.
Long afternoon naps with you upstairs in our sunshined warm bedroom.
Reading stories to you and playing Play Doh together.
The time you took all the labels off the canned goods in the cupboard when I wasn't looking. Mystery meals for a while.
Your blue blankies.
Adding a little brother.
Adding another little brother.
Fishing at the lakes.
Losing your blankies at the hospital.
Junior high and off to camp.
All the trips to the beach.
Boogie boards and body surfing.
Scuba diving with Josh.
Wanting to be a sniper.
Learning to drive.
Cell phone of your own.
National Christian Honor Society.
Volunteering at the library and tutoring.
Tae Kwan Do.
Teaching it to the little kids.