Happy Birthday Pumpkin!

    February 22nd is my son's seventh birthday and I am at a complete loss as to where the last seven years have gone.  I can still remember the day he was born like it was yesterday.  Every single day since his birth has been filled with joy and the warmth of his love.     We never really knew whether we wanted to have a second child or not.  Our older son's birth had already made us feel complete and we weren't really in a rush to have another baby.  It was already a lot of work managing two full-time careers between the two of us, parenting, and running a home.  I guess we just figured that, if it was meant to be, it would happen.     On my older son's second birthday, we had a birthday party at our house and hosted a barbecue  for all our close friends and family.  During the party, my husband's grandfather suffered a massive heart attack and died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.     We were all devastated and, that night, in our grief we decided that we had to … [Read more...]