Tuesday, February 19, 2019

19 Years and Counting


David Webb was born to a really young mom who really had no idea what she was doing.

He helped her learn life.
He helped her learn acceptance.
He helped her learn to overcome frustration.
He helped her learn unconditional love.
He helped her become Natalie.

I NEVER knew for sure what I wanted to be when I "grew up".

Truth is....I didn't know until I became a mom.

And David is the reason I know that was what I was meant to do.

Yes. He is difficult.

But he's joyful. He's innocent. He's mighty.

He's my everything.

Last year was such a milestone birthday at 18. Nineteen seems like we're just floating along in that last year of his teens.....waiting to enter into double decades. It seems small and intimate. Of course I celebrate EVERY year David has another birthday. But this year.....we will celebrate him quietly at home. Which is really what he prefers.

Last year his birthday blog reached over 10000 views. If this one only reaches 2.....that's ok.

Because I write to him for me. I know he will never read my words. But it brings me peace to put my feelings for him in written form. One day I am going to look back at these posts and remember all the things David brings to my life. There is no one who can shape a person quite like a David can.

So for his 19th birthday, I hope everyone can just embrace the things David has shown them. Whether in person or virtually. Be genuine in YOU. Just like David is.

Happy Birthday to my favorite David in the world. I hope you know what you mean to me. I love you so much.