Today I celebrate (and also cry a little) because my 1st born is 11 years old! My 8lb perfect little boy was born at 2:10pm. I was 17 when I got pregnant and freshly 18 when he was born – and pretty scared, while also all alone but excited for what was to come!
He was perfect. So sweet and breastfed right away. We bonded instantly, and from that moment on I knew what a joy he would bring to life. Everyone’s life who met him.
I was a single mom and not really sure how things would play out, how I was going to deal with everything but in the moment you don’t really think of that. It was all pure bliss to me.
Jordan and I lived with my brother for a few weeks before moving to another city with my other brother then I ended up back home in the city I knew as home a few months later and ended up going back to school, worked and ended up meeting my husband.
What happened to Jordan’s biological father you are probably wondering? That’s a whole other blog topic I’ll save for another day!
In spite of that mess – Being a teen mom sure isn’t a walk in the park, and I wouldn’t ever glorify or encourage it but I’m one of those rare cases that found being a teen mom not so difficult. I had zero support, but managed to pull through just fine, and Jordan? Is one of the best kids you’ll ever meet. He has been tested and is labelled “gifted” in reading, language and if you have a real conversation with him you’d think you were speaking to an adult.
I believe being so young, having to grow up pretty fast and him and I being on our own until he was 2.5 really helped shape me into the mother I am today.
It’s crazy how things work out, but I do believe everything happens for a reason. I’m really glad things happened how they did. I wouldn’t have this amazing young man today if it didn’t.
Today we celebrate his 11th year of life and my 11th year of being a mom to an amazing, smart, fun kid I couldn’t imagine life without!
Jordan, you entered this world 11 years ago today on a Sunday and you’ve been such a joy to all those who know you. Thank you for being so amazing and for teaching me what true unconditional love really is….. Now let’s have cake!