Children

My summer baby has turned 14 and I’m processing many feelings

Happy 14th birthday to my son. Who will always be my baby. Fourteen years ago this week I experienced one of the most amazing events in my life. It was painful but also filled with awe, love, amazement, happiness, giddiness, and much more. And, I should note not just love but uncontainable, boundless love.

This week I feel all those emotions and more as I see him grow up before my eyes into this outstanding, empathetic, smart, and funny guy. We still have tickle wars but he’s now taller than I am. Ok. I’ve come to terms with that. He has his own opinions on many things now. It’s not just because I said so. I’m coming to terms with that.

He’s coming to terms with the fact that he will always be my baby. And, thst occasionally while crossing a NYC street, I will still reach for his hand. My hand will always be there to guide and comfort him. Even when he might think he’s too old for that.

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  1. Belated happy birthday to your son!
    I have a 20-year old daughter and to me, she’s still my baby!
    She’s in college now and is currently living in a dormitory because the school with the course she’s taking is far from home. And I’m left alone in our bed during the weekends because she goes home on the weekends.

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