26 Days Of Love

In honor of my son’s 26 glorious days on Earth, I am going to spread love for the next 26 days. I am going to write about the awesome people in my life and how cool I think they really are. I’d love to see people join in. Just add #26daysoflove 
So for this this first day I wanted to start with my son, Leo. You transformed me! I am changed forever. I am more open, less afraid, and more willing to try new new things. I live in honor of you my boy. Thank you for being in my life. I love you, Dad.

Today you are three

Today we celebrate your birth 3 years ago.  It was one of the happiest days of my life.  I remember driving your mother around the city and up and down the hills of San Diego.  It was all in an effort to induce labor.  

I remember hoping you would be born on 3/14, which is pi day.  When that past, I was shooting for St. Patrick’s Day.  Instead we met you on 3/16, your mother’s birthday.  The thought of all the mom/son birthdays made me smile.  

You gave us quite the scare when you were born.  The umbilical cord was wrapped several times around your neck. You looked kind of gray and my heart sunk into my stomach.

The doctor assured us that everything was OK as she unwrapped the cord.  I got to tell you, I was freaking out inside until I saw a wave of color rush through your body.  At that moment I knew everything was going to be ok.

We had 26 very full and glorious days together.  I miss you every second of every day.

Happy Birthday Leo!!!

Love, Dad

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Leo’s Anthem (makes me cry every time)

This is Not Goodbye 

By The Sidewalk Prophets 
I can see it in your eyes that you are restless

The time has come for you to leave

It’s so hard to let you go but in this life I know

You have to be who you were made to be
As you step out on the road I’ll say a prayer

So that in my heart you always will be there
This is not goodbye

I know we’ll meet again

So let your life begin

‘Cause this is not goodbye

It’s just “I love you” to take with you

Until you’re home again
The stirring in your soul has left you wondering

Should you stay or turn around

Well, just remember that your dreams they are a promise

That you were made to change the world

So don’t let fear stop you now ‘cause
This is not goodbye

I know we’ll meet again

So let your life begin

‘Cause this is not goodbye

It’s just “I love you” to take with you

Until you’re home again
I know the brightest star above

Was created by the One who loved

More than we’ll ever know

To guide you when you’re lost
What started as a still, small voice

Is raging now and your only choice

Is to follow who you are

So follow who you are ‘cause
This is not goodbye

I know we’ll meet again

Oh
This is not goodbye

I know we’ll meet again

So let your life begin

‘Cause this is not goodbye

It’s just “I love you” to take with you

Until you’re home again