Bear with me my son, as I had those first nine months anxiously awaiting your birth. I often thought of the young woman I was before I conceived and the mother I envisioned myself becoming. Your existences has enriched my life with more love, hope, and meaning than any experience prior. Now that you're in your terrible two phase, it seems everyday with you son, you teach me more than at times I feel I'm getting through to you. You're a challenge that keeps me motivated. Those mornings past that I felt like hiding under the covers where brightened when you'd come gallantly trotting on my bed looking to get under the covers to find me and make me laugh with your beautiful smile and contagious giggles. You are the best thing to happen to me since I met your father and I can't imagine anything else in this world that would make someone think twice about how they choose to share their life with another; nurturing the ones they love dearly.