B turns 10

10 years ago today, I was experiencing the worst physical pain any person could endure. 10 years ago today, I almost died due to cardiac arrest. 10 years ago today, I met the one person who would turn my life upside down without even trying. 10 years ago today, I gave birth to my son.

To say that being a mother has been easy would be such a lie. It hasn’t been. It has been very challenging especially when I became a single Mom 7 years ago. I had no money, I had no job, and I had a 3 year old who relied on me 100%. I thought to myself, “Why Lord? Why me? Why my son?”

To top it off, a month into being a single Mom to B and he seems to want to test his Mom’s sanity. I just got home from working the night shift and he was sick. After checking on him and being assured that he was fine, I went to sleep. 30 minutes into it and my Mom wakes me up because B has started convulsing and needed to be rushed to the hospital ASAP. I literally ran out of the house wearing just my sleepwear and slippers. It was one of the worst moments of my life.

Thankfully, there are very few instances of tears and sadness. It has been mostly joy and laughter. My son and I, we may not always get along but I hope he knows that I love him very much.

Happy 10th Birthday my son. Thank you for coming into my life and giving it purpose. Thank you for reminding me everyday when I see you that I cannot give up, that I have a reason to move forward and battle life. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. Thank you for forgiving me when I hurt you. You never cease to amaze me with how easily you forgive. I am always humbled by your ability to do so.


I love you to the moon and back and way beyond that.

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