Twelve years ago, on this day, at this time, my life changed forever. A seven pound, six ounce bundle of baby boy was delivered to me, forever changing the world as I had formerly known it, and changing me from "Jay" to "Dad".
That's the most recent picture I have; it was taken at Christmas at my folks' house. He got a new remote-controlled helicopter and was flying it around - it struck me, then, how he stood between two worlds. He still loves toys, like Legos and the helicopter, but more and more he's looking for electronics, video games, and such. I walked past the Toy section at WalMart the other night, looking for gifts, and realized that most of the items there were too young for him.
It made me sad to think of the little boy who had grown up, but excited to think of the young man he's becoming.
Happy 12th birthday to TheBoy!!!
That is all.