Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Oldest Child

I woke up this morning thinking of another morning 31 years ago, when I was blessed with a beautiful, healthy baby boy. Timothee James Authier was our first child, born to parents that weren't much more than children themselves. Tim's father Troy and I were both 18 years old, me having turned that only a few weeks before. It's odd to think that it's been 31 years since that day. I remember it all so clearly. His father cried when he was born and I was in awe of this tiny, perfect little person. And scared to death that I was going to break him if I picked him up!

Over then next few years life changed and Troy and I went out separate ways, but I'll always hold a large amount of gratitude in my heart for my ex-husband. Without him, my life wouldn't have been blessed with this bright eyed, full of mischief and kindhearted little boy.

 

I love the man that my little boy has become. Life has thrown him some curves and there were times that I was scared to death to think he wouldn't make it, but he's come through the darkness into a wonderful life in Alaska with a wife that knows how to handle him, a beautiful daughter and a new baby on the way.

Happy birthday Timothee James. I hope you realize how truly blessed your life is and how much your family loves and misses you. You know I don't play favorites, but you'll always hold a special place in my heart because you were my first sweet baby. I love you and I'm so very, very proud of you.

Love,
Mom

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