All I ever wanted was to be a mommy. The day I got married, I started talking to my husband about a baby and the Being A Grandma Doesn’t Make Me Old It Makes Me Blessed Shirt. Four months after our marriage, I was thrilled to find out I was pregnant! The day my baby was born was the best day. I looked into his sweet little face and promised him that I would be the best mommy ever! I loved him with every fiber of my being! I knew I would risk my life to protect him from any danger that may come his way. Some nights while I would rock him, I would weep, wondering if I was capable of giving him all he needed to grow and have a happy, well-adjusted life. I hoped that love could fill in the gaps when I fell short in other areas.
Every day was an adventure. He quickly learned to sit up, crawl, walk, run, and talk. He loved to be the Incredible Hulk and the Being A Grandma Doesn’t Make Me Old It Makes Me Blessed Shirt. I had to rip his old flannel shirt and paint his face green. I was pretty creative; a little green food coloring mixed with white face foundation worked perfectly. He loved to build sand castles at the lake, roast marshmallows in the canyon, play in the irrigation water, and visit Grandma and Grandpa. He was a delight. He was almost as excited as I was to welcome his sister to his three-year-old world. Nine years later, his little brother joined our family. He has not only been the best big brother, but also the best friend to his sister and brother. Together with his dad and I, his two siblings have been his greatest allies.
The first few years of elementary school were difficult for my little guy. We lived across the street from his school. I would look out the window and watch him at recess. While all the other boys were playing football or tag, he would sit under a tire all alone and watch. My heart was so heavy! He cried at night because he didn’t want to go to school the next day. Looking back, I now realize that at this early age, he knew he was different. The only thing I knew to do was love him, just like I promised him when he was tiny.