We were going to have a baby boy. I looked forward to tee ball games, passing my boy the football, teaching my boy to drive, celebrating his college graduation, and all of the other things that parents of normal, healthy children enjoy.
Twenty four years ago today Colin was born by emergency C-section. That inauspicious start to life foretold years of challenges, struggles, disappointments, and the inevitable acceptance of the fact that Colin would be different. For life.
But I love him; as much or more than I would have if he had turned out differently. He is my life. God placed me on this earth expressly to take care of Colin, of that i am convinced.
Happy Birthday Colin.