Yesterday was Christopher's 18th birthday. I thought about all the things I could write about him...funny stories and anecdotes. But as I sit here and think about him, I am just amazed at how he has changed my life in the most unexpected way. I worried when I was pregnant with him, worried that I could love him as much as I already loved Elizabeth. I didn't think my heart could hold any more. And then he was born...this baby, this boy, my son. I did not know I was capable of such love. He remains a mystery to me...how a boy thinks, how a boy works. My daughter and I are connected on such a deep level, that at times I feel as if we are the same person. I understand what she is thinking and feeling, I get her. As my son travels through this road in life, he is seeing things from a completely different point of view, and as I help him make his way, I am being forced to see life from a different perspective. He has taught me more about life, about myself, than I have ever taught him. Every day is a new adventure. Such an unexpected journey. Such an amazing love. The best 18 years of my life. Happy Birthday son.