Before falling asleep tonight night I jokingly asked Jan what does it feel like to be almost 5? "How should I know? Haven't been through it yet.", my wise boy replied. We laughed, his smile lighting up the dark.
More has happened in the last 5 years then some people go through in a life time. This is not the time or place to enumerate on those events, but rather to say that this little boy, has bared all with incredible vigor, enthusiasm and joy. His presence in my life, along with his sister, has been my saving grace. Through them I am learning what it is to live, to love. How can one ever express the gratitude indebted to one's children?
Happy birthday my sunshine.