I can’t help but think of birthdays a little differently now.
Sure, it’s a great day to celebrate the people you’re close to, but at the same time, I find myself thinking of the nervous anticipation and excitement their parents must have felt. I now know what that feels like, and it’s incredible.
So today, I’m also thinking of my MIL and FIL, who brought this guy into the world:
Who would have thought that the same guy I was swooning over at Starbucks would still be making me swoon 7 years later?
Who’d eventually become my best shenanigan buddy,
(I can’t believe how much Liv has grown since then. That smile…)
Days like today are just a little extra reminder of how lucky I truly am, even though I look around myself and am grateful everyday.
(photo by Silhouette Babies in Tucson)
And to my MIL and FIL: you raised one heck of an amazing man.
Happy Birthday Brain/All of the other ridiculous nicknames I have for you/Tom <3