Today is my second son's birthday. And you know how I am. I cherish all of my boys and each one's birthday is like a National holiday to me I am so happy and privileged to have them.
I have said so many times that to me being a mom is THE most important and the most privileged of jobs. Oh, as with every job there are trials and errors but there are absolutely brilliantly gleaming times as well when the realization comes that these sons are yours while you have them and it's your primary job to see them independent, healthy and hopefully happy.
They're only yours for a time as far better writers than I have already said in many ways. I was acutely aware of that during their infancy and rearing of all three that they were just here with me for just a space of time precious and fleeting and then, gone like the fledglings we see in the Spring. A bittersweet time when they fly. True maternal love never fails however despite distance or circumstance.
Here you are with your little brother Neil. Now you are all three grown up. xox
Happy Birthday Bruce. Love you always.