He was a pain to give birth to. I won't go into horrid details, but the child owes me. I don't let him forget it either. He was a beautiful baby. Oldest was so quiet and never cried. He was always so peaceful and happy. Even as he got older, he never changed. He could make anyone smile no matter what sort of mood they were in. Now, youngest child is exactly like him. They are kindred spirits, and they are best friends, even with the age difference.
Today, he wore a shirt to school that said Class of 2018. Then it hit me, we only have him for a few short years. In a few years, he won't be here to go biking on a Saturday with the husband. He won't be here to play chess with middle child. He won't be here to play cars with youngest child. He won't be here to talk with me when he and I have that hour before middle child gets home and youngest is napping....that's our "catch up time".
In just a couple years, he will be off to college and starting his life. He will be the first child to leave the nest. It is so sad to think about it now, oldest child not here with our family. These fifteen years have gone so quick, but they have been the happiest and most rewarding years of my life. Happy birthday oldest child!