As hard as it is to believe, Miles joined our family two years ago today. To say that he’s the most important person in my life is really underselling it; the relationship a parent has with a child is unlike any other relationship they could have with another human being. Miles IS my life.
This feeling made it even harder for me to deal with barely getting to see him today. I saw him briefly in the morning (evidently, the first thing he said when he woke up was, “Presents! Birthday!”) and then again this evening. While our time together was limited, I did get to take part in the most important moment of any birthday.