Sweet 16!

Sweet 16!

Is it sweet sixteen when you are a boy?  My Sammy is turning sixteen years old in a few hours!  How is that possible?

I remember being pregnant with him, pacing the living room, 5 days overdue, ready for him to make his appearance.  I was having contractions, timing them, wondering if this was really it because the pains weren’t really bad and I had been anticipating the worst! Little did I know!

We went to the hospital around 2-3 am in the morning.  I can remember it so well.  Everyone was there.  EVERYONE!  My parents, my in-laws, my brother-in-law, Sanj’s cousin… all waiting.  I remember being so scared.

I was so ready for this moment… to be a mom.

I remember my first glance at Sammy… he had all that white gunk on him and looked a bit strange.  I can’t lie, I was a little worried about how I was going to love this strange looking being!  Then they washed him and yes, he was gorgeous … but once we made that first eye contact, it was just simply love. He was all mine.    Life after that was truly all about Sammy.

Not much has changed over the years.


My boy is becoming a man.  I am so proud of who he is becoming.  Oh, don’t get me wrong.. he drives me crazy many a time… and yet I love that we can come out of that moment or days being back to “us.”

Sammy … my sweet boy soon to be man… I love you with all my heart.  I always will, no matter how much you drive me crazy.  Alway know that.  The whole world is in for a real treat as you make your way into in as a man… on your own terms.  Show them what  you have, my baby boy!  You are amazing!

I love you!

Happy 16th Birthday, Sammy!

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