At the stroke of midnight...
It is so hard for me to believe that at the stroke of midnight tonight, my gorgeous little pirate will turn 18.
The day I had him is just so vivid in my mind. I am so fortunate for he is just an unbelievable son. I won't go into all the gushy mushy stuff here as most of you who read my blog do not know him. In this day and age where alot of kids can go off the rails, get into bad company and do the drug scene etc, I am blessed that I have such a level headed, sensitive, intelligent and well grounded individual. All who know him and have watched him grow into the fine young man he is today will agree. And NO I don't have my blinkers on.
My ex - Bob and I decided very early on after we seperated, many many years ago, to place the kids before any issues we had between us. As hard as that was and naturally sometimes we faltered, we upheld our agreement and our son is testimony to successful parenting even if divorced.
My gorgeous boy, now man, was a pillar of strength for me during many hard years. As I have told him so many times throughout his life - he is my rock. Much the same as my twin brother is. In fact they look and act - so - very alike that sometimes it is scarey. Today still he is my pillar of strength when needed. What more could a mother ask for?
Anyway, later tonight you will find me "shouting from the rooftop" and thanking G-d and the Universe for blessing me with the gift that is my son Ari.