My little man is 12!
I can hardly believe that my little man, Zachary Akiva turned 12 today. I become a mother this very day 12 years ago. Where has the time gone? How can he possibly be on the verge of adulthood?
My first thought is that I am not old enough to have a child this age. Of course my second thought is.... YES you are!!
Zach totally amazes me. He is funny and smart and caring. Okay, he's not perfect...he's a little self-centred but who isn't at this age. But he's quick to apologize when he knows he's done something wrong, and is still willing to hug and kiss his mother...even in public.
When I went downstairs to wake him this morning, I took a minute to watch him sleep. I was so amazed to see how big he's become. I remember when we brought him home from the hospital. He was so tiny in his crib. We didn't think he would ever fill up the crib.
Now 12 years later, his last before being a full-fledged teenager he has grown into this real little (or big) man.
I'm filled with awe and pride and I hope that this year and the years to come are always filled with good health and happiness.
Mommy loves you Zach!
To read Daddy's perspective on being the father of a 12 year old go here