Twenty One years of blogging? Ha! Not even close. I've been writing, off and on and mostly for my own pleasure, at least since I was 14. But nope, that's not what this post is about.
J Man, Baby Bear, Singing Bird (as dubbed by his Granny), JJ is now 21.
Well, officially he's been that for a week or so. My baby boy is no
longer a baby. At least, he isn't anymore in the world's eyes. But to
this mama, the five foot nine or so inches tall guy with the long hair
and beard and laughing eyes will always be my baby.
say this a lot, but it amazes me how fast time flies. One day he's born
after two days of on again off again contractions. Lots of walking,
resting, hanging out with family until things really get moving and it's
time to go to the hospital. We had no car at the time so my niece had
to chauffeur us. And somehow that meant she had to leave my mother at
the grocery store! Thankfully a family friend was also shopping that day
and was able to take Ma home.
thing I know he's walking on tip toes, stacking legoes taller than
himself, and spinning everything from toys to quarters to cookware lids
to himself, flapping his hands a lot, and at times, turning his head and
screaming. Things I recognize now as a few indicators of autism (there
are a lot more but we'll go into those another time).
Jump ahead a few more days (years, truthfully) and suddenly here he is, all grown up. He's come a long way, and he continues teaching me things every day. I wonder what the next 21 years will bring?