17 years ago my life changed in ways I could never have imaged. Still just a kid myself, I really had no idea what was ahead of me. I'm not gonna lie, I was scared. Then, a gorgeous baby boy made his way into the world and any fear I felt was immediately replaced with love, pride, and a determination like I've never known.
I was a mom. I had a son. WHOA.
He was healthy. He was beautiful. He was all mine.
Watching him grow up to the man he is today has been one of the great blessings in my life.
Happy birthday, Darren! I love you, I'm proud of you, and I can't wait to see all the amazing things you accomplish.