Saturday, March 28, 2009

They Say It's Your Birthday

At 11:40 am this morning, the Ninja turned one year old. Wow. It's been a whole year since the most intense day of my life, when I watched my wife endure 37 straight hours of pain without complaining to deliver the absolute coolest present imaginable.

I've had many different jobs over the last 35+ years -- wedding singer, evening news camerman, Sunday School teacher -- but none have been more challenging or paid more poorly than being a Dad. And that's saying something, because I didn't get paid for any of those jobs.

I can honestly say that even if the last year of my life has been the most exhausting, it's also been hands-down the most rewarding. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I could love another human being as much as I love my son. And his mom ain't bad either, if only because (or especially because) she lets me make fun of her regularly on the interwebs.

Kitty - One year ago today, you outdid yourself and you have yet to let up.
Finn - One year ago today, you arrived and you have yet to disappoint. Though I'm certain that day will come. It sure did for my Dad!

Now let's have some cake!


sharon muza said...

Happy birthday to the cutest Ninja I know! And happy BIRTH day to one of the strongest mamas I know! You all have a special place in my heart! xoxo Sharon,

Shana Grugan said...

Sniff, sniff. That's an awesome entry! I love the cake, too! Happy Birthday, Finn!