We all understand that there are different seasons
in every personal relationship we have in our lives.
Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives...
We are constantly changing and evolving.
I believe the one relationship that evolves and changes
most dramatically is that between parents and their children.
Adam and I have gone through many changes
in our 26 year relationship.
All of these pictures might show you a close
And these pictures don't lie.
I always felt a special bond with Adam.
We are so very much alike in so many ways.
But we have had our times when I have stayed awake
trying to figure out how to best be a mother to this
complicated boy (high school).
And I'm sure there were times when Adam wanted to
distance himself from me.
Can I possibly admit that it was a little bit of a relief
when Adam went off to college?
I feel guilty even thinking about it now.
But I know now that those times were necessary
for Adam to grow as his own person
and for me to learn how to mother an adult.
It has been such a pleasure to watch Adam mature since high school.
He had become a strong, kind man
who also knows how to be vulnerable.
This past year has been a season of change in
our relationship again.
Adam makes me proud every day.
I am so excited for his present and for his future.
So on this day, I applaud my baby boy.
I celebrate his 26 years with us.
I am thankful for all that he does to make
my life better.
I couldn't ask for a kinder, sweeter, more loving son.
Happy Birthday, Adam!
With love from your biggest fan.