I woke up this morning at the blessed hour of 5:15 with my dear little boy singing "Happy Birthday To Meeeee!" Both endearing and annoying at the same time.
Owen is 10 today. A whole dacade old already. This is not possible. Why it was just a little while ago that I walked him to kindergarten, worrying about how he would get along without me. Not long before that when we would carry him around in his backpack perch for a forest hike. Yep, I'm a wee bit nostalgic today.
I miss the wee lad that he was, looking up to me for reassurance. He was our precious baby boy, well worth the three days of hospital labour and c-section. Time does blur the rough spots, and many there were. Much like looking through photo albums and scrapbooks, we see the sunny, happy moments frozen on the page. I wouldn't change a thing.
We celebrated large for this 10 year birthday. He had his own box at an OHL Ottawa 67s game, surrounded by family, friends and pizza. The home team won and we got a "This is the best day of my life!" exclamation for him. Well worth it. Happy Birthday Owen.