Two years. A lot can happen in two years. In two years we became a family of four. In two years my biological son got the older brother he never knew he wanted or needed. In two years I became the mum of two boys, so vastly different that it allowed me to see things I might not of seen ever. In two years my heart grew so big, that at times I thought it might burst at times. In two years I was inspired by my new son to do things I never did--I ran a 5k, me. I don't run unless it is for coffee or doughnuts. In two years I learned that not every disagreement would be met with meltdowns and huffiness. In two years I learned that even though he is not of my womb, he is definitely of my heart and soul. In two years I saw my son grow and flourish because of the presence of my second son. I have learned that teenagers are strange creatures, that are unpredictable, cool, amazing, and just plain weird sometimes. I got to glimpse into the world of a neuro-typical child, and it was the same and different all at the same time. I became a sports mom, which I learned is probably not my forte, as I yelled at the coach for yelling at Nao. Whoops.
I am so fortunate to have had these two years. I think I am the luckiest mum around.
Thank you Nao for being my son, nephew, inspiration and friend.
I love you, no matter what!