Happy 20th Birthday to the girl who made me an auntie. I remember the day you came into the world, and I am so happy for all of the moments we have had since. You are so kind, thoughtful, generous, loving, and beautiful inside and out. I am SO proud to be your auntie. I am SO grateful Joey has you as his cousin. I love you so much, Reilly. I hope this year gives you all of the amazing things you've worked so hard for, and is filled with love, happiness, and fun.
This day last year was Joseph's due date. I was so certain he was going to come early, but the day came and he was still nice and cozy inside. Beto's parents arrived on this day last year to wait for the arrival of their grandson. Today is special to me, because although I was the size of a house, deeply uncomfortable, feeling him move around and respond to my touch, was both the strangest and most magical time of my life (to that point), and for just a little while longer I got to keep him safely inside.
I am so grateful to have this boy in my life and that I get to be his mama.
Happy Due Date, Jo Jo. I love you to infinity.