Originally posted at Red Van Ramblings.

Dear Jacob,

Jacob 5 mos old

Eighteen years ago, on this day, the most amazing thing happened and life, as I knew it, changed forever—all because of you.

We had waited for you. Prayed for you. Hoped for you. Dreamed about you.

It was Valentine’s Day.

The day that is so much about love. It was a perfect day to be born, really. Because having a child, becoming a mother, is like having a big old truckload of love poured into your heart until it is so full and so big for your body, that it explodes into a bazillion confetti hearts that flutter down all over you and cover you with love on the outside too. You just become one big ball of ooey gooey love covered in confetti hearts, all melty and messy.

Yep, it was just like that.

And there you were, my precious boy—my heart walking around outside my body, and I was never the same... ...Read More

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Tags: birthday, children, day, family, growing, kids, love, motherhood, mothering, parenting, More…up, valentine's

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