Today is Valentines Day. It is a a day that many people all over the world celebrate love by giving cards, gifts and lot’s of chocolate but for me it is more special than that. Every year on Valentines day I celebrate the day I first became a mother. On February 14th 1977, I gave birth to a ten pound eight ounce baby boy. He was two weeks overdue and I was more than ready for him to come into the world.
I remember the first time I saw him as if it were yesterday. His head was perfectly round and his skin was beautiful. I remember counting his fingers and toes. I remember what a miracle he was. I remember how overwhelmed I felt to know I was responsible for his little life. I was barely an adult myself.
Now, a lifetime has passed and I have watched my little boy turn into a man. I have always been proud of my son. He served his country and continues to serve as a peace officer. He is the father of four and has made a good home for his children.
So today, along with the love and chocolate, I celebrate the life of my son.
Happy Birthday Eric Lee!