I can't believe how many years it has been since my son came into my life. That bitterly cold January 10th seems like only yesterday in so many ways.
I never fail to marvel at what a cataclysmic, literally, overnight transformation becoming a mother was for me. I was one person January 9th and someone else entirely January 10th. It was like a switch was flipped, my brain was re-booted, and my only-child-never-around-babies self was suddenly a diaper-changing infant-bouncing baby-talking mommy machine. Beyond that, I suddenly began taking an interest in politics, world issues, etc. Granted, I was very young. It's like I was drenched in a sudden downpour of maturity. If I hadn't had the experience for myself I wouldn't believe it possible.
Happy birthday, Chase! Thanks for reinventing me for the better.