Today my son Austin turns 18. Yes I said 18 and this is by far one of the hardest most emotional posts I’ve ever written. I was 17 years old when I had Austin and at the time I was terrified as to what I was going to do, what would happen and how we would get through it. On May 10, 1994 my whole world changed and I never looked back.
It wasn’t easy but we got through it together and he is by far the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. Now looking back it saddens me that it all went by so fast. If I knew then what I know now I would have captured every little finger, every little toe and emerge myself in every single moment. In life we hit these milestones one after another and we sometimes forget just how precious they are. He will never lose a baby tooth, get a first haircut or get his license again.
Today I celebrate what an amazing person he has become and what an inspiration he has been in my life. He has taught me how to be strong, to go after what I want and most of all how to love someone completely.
I love you so much Austin and I am so proud of the man you’ve become. Even if you don’t think you need me anymore, I still need you. As hard as it is to let go of the one person who you’ve gone through the worst of times and the best of times, I know I’ve raised you well and you’re the best son a mom could hope for.
You are such an amazing person and I know you will do great things! I love you bug. I’m so proud of you. Oh and I know you’re an adult now but I’m not letting you move out for at least a year lol. I need to be weened off. lol
And for all you moms out there, give your kids a big squeeze and enjoy them! They wont be kids forever.