Today is my sweet son's birthday. 12 years ago today he entered my world and changed it forever. He was the sweetest little baby - always smiling, babbling and goofing around. He made us laugh and we adored him from the first second. He is exactly the same 12 years later. This little man has the biggest heart. He has been taking such good care of his mother - always getting me blankets or drinks. Helping out without argument and lifting my spirits when he should be thinking about himself. His birthday was not quite up to par this year. I usually go all out - decorations, themes, amazing food. It just didn't happen this year - but that didn't seem to bother him. He is just so happy to be alive and I love that about him. I love you so much Jack - you make us so completely happy and we are so proud (and lucky) to be your parents. He was thrilled to get an electric guitar (little did he know I would have probably bought him a Ferrari if he had asked for one this year) and our house is filled with noise, er music already.
I also lost ALL of my hair today. It fell out in the shower and let me tell you this was WAY harder than shaving the long locks. I was not prepared for what I saw in the mirror. There was frustration and tears but I had my family here and they helped me through it. I am so glad to have Jack's birthday to counter act this event. I am sure he will remember his 12Th birthday as the one where his mom became bald but I am hopeful that his 13Th birthday will be one where he remembers his mom was cancer free and life was normal again.