You know what I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around?
The fact that my son, my firstborn child, turns 20 tomorrow. TWENTY. That alone is mind-blowing, but here's the kicker - when I was twenty, I had just given birth to him! He was about 6 weeks old on my twentieth birthday.
When the aforementioned TWENTY YEAR OLD Tim was just a sweet tiny tot, he had several surgeries; tubes in his ears twice, tonsils and adenoids removed, and then the big one, brain surgery. Back when his very first surgery ever was scheduled I was beside myself; I knew the tubes were a 'minor surgery' but when it involved my baby boy going under, it didn't feel minor. Well, the surgeon's office called the week before the surgery and informed me that they were going to postpone the surgery due to the doctor's schedule and I promptly burst into tears. I felt like I could not go an extra MINUTE worrying, I needed it OVER AND DONE. I am not usually a crier at all, especially around strangers. The nice doctor's office lately said, "Um, hold on just a minute", and then came back to the phone and told me "Never mind, your son's surgery will proceed as scheduled." Score one for the hysterical crying Mama! I told my mom she should've tried that when they rescheduled my dad's surgery......
I'm not trying to make you jealous or anything, but my husband puts the toilet seat down AND changes the toilet paper roll. He also takes the trash out....AND puts a new trash bag in the can. All of this without being asked, much less nagged. Back off ladies, he's taken.
Looks like our Easter is shaping up to be a good one! I originally figured we wouldn't do much of anything. Instead, provided my Dad is recovering well, we're having a bunch of people over from both our families for a combination Easter/Tim's birthday celebration. It will be fun celebrating with my great-niece Hayleigh, who is one year old!
Speaking of families - Byron's family and mine blend together so well. Tonight my brother arrived in town for Dad's surgery, and we all met at a local pizza place for dinner. At the last minute we invited my Mother-in-Law to join us. She did, and we all had a great time. It doesn't feel awkward at all for both families to be together, and I love that. Same goes for Byron's son Tyler, and Tyler's girlfriend. I love hanging out with all of them!
I post both of these every Easter - I just love 'em!
This goes out to my son; no matter how many birthdays he has, he'll always be MY baby!