Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Short look at 16 years

Sixteen years ago today, Oldest was born.
Last year he came home from his high school health class,
during which they watched a video about childbirth,
and he apologized.

I told him I'd think about it.
Labor started Monday;
he was born Wednesday.

He said he understood.
I think he was worth the wait.


  1. This is precious. A sweet moment to share with your son. I hope his birthday was a blast!


  2. I am so glad you are back! I missed your posts. This one did not disappoint. How you manage to be hilarious and poignant all at the same time is beyond me, but I love it!

  3. When they apologize for the pain of their birth, you know they were worth it. Glad you are back too!

  4. I think I could say he was worth it, too! What a thoughtful son. Loved to see your post again. It was worth the wait, too!

  5. Nice to hear your 'voice' again. I liked that he apologized. How sweet! Hope his birthday was special for both of you.

  6. Love this! Says more about a "birth" day than candles and cake.