Happy Birthday!

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.