Happy Birthday Dude!

Holy crap! You’re 22 today! That can’t be possible. I mean, I know you’re taller than me now, and I’ve finally gotten used to that. In fact, it comes in handy. But 22 years old? Damn!! In 3 more years you’ll be a quarter of a century old!!! But it’s amazing how I never age, right?????

But you know….now that I think about it, I guess it isn’t so difficult thinking of you as 22. I’ve seen how you’ve matured over the past couple of years, and I’m so proud of the strides you’ve made. You are growing every day, and I love seeing the man you’ve become (and will be someday).

On this day I celebrate the baby I gave birth to, the curious son I raised who asked so many questions (and hated the “day star”), and the young man you are today (still quite the insomniac – you come by it honestly).

Happy Birthday, dude!!!!!

Love,
Mom