Hello & Happy August 13!

First things first, I hope you are well! It’s already 13 days into August, and I feel like I am barely just catching my breath! Whew! The Kiddos had their first week of school, and unlike many other schools, they started on August 6th! It is a new school for them, and so far they love it! Spencer always gets a little separation anxiety, so he has been shedding some tears everytime we part in the morning. Talk about Mom guilt!

In other news, today is Skyler’s 9th Birthday! Yes, you read that right, I said NINE! =( What?! When did my oldest get so big?! Ugh, every year I am just in awe of how much he has indeed grown. It’s exciting to see his personality change and see how he conducts himself.

I mention this often, and a lot of you have shown interest in my story. And, I promise, it’s coming to you very soon. I got pregnant unexpectedly with Skyler. A moment that I didn’t think I was ready, nor prepared. But, God had other plans for me, and he knew Skyler is just what I needed to change for the better.

When I look back at the past 9 years, I can’t even imagine what my life would be like without SSK. Especially Skyler. I look at him, and I beam with pride. Every time I feel defeated or exhausted. I look at Skyler. He reminds me that I had overcome every obstacle, obstacles that I thought I would never have to face. He was the light at the end of my darkest tunnel. A tunnel I never saw myself coming out of. Skyler indeed brought a whole new meaning to my life, he not only made me a Mom but, he changed me.

As you can imagine, I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I had Skyler. I was just freshly 20, I was in the middle of my college semester and still trying to figure out how to adult. But, Skyler was my saving grace. He made motherhood, somewhat comfortable. His positive attitude, willingness to try new things and his unwavering forgiveness is nothing but a blessing. Moments when I felt like a total failure or in moments when I couldn’t afford certain things, Skyler reminded me that everything was always going to be okay. He was understanding of our hardships and always brought positivity into it.

Now, that he is 9, I swear his attitude is much more mature than mine at times. He amazes me. He is a kind, compassionate soul. It’s bittersweet seeing him grow. And, I’m beyond excited to see what the future has in store for him.

So, today folks, although its bittersweet that my baby is no longer a baby — I am excited to celebrate him! Don’t forget to wish Skyler a Happy Birthday in the comments below ;] he loves reading comments! And, as always, thank you for being a part of the GP5 family!


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