Just a few minutes more than 13 years ago, I got one of the great blessings anyone has ever been granted. I couldn't have gotten a better kid if I had custom ordered him. For all the stress & worry that goes with being a parent, it's incredibly nice to be able to look at your son & know that he's a better person not only than you were at his age but than you've ever been. I'd love to take credit for it but honestly, I believe he came out of the womb with most of it.
I'm sure I'll be back to having something to complain or worry about soon enough, but for tonight, parenting for me means being thankful.
"I lit another cigarette. Unless I specifically inform you to the contrary, I am always lighting another cigarette." - from a novel by Martin Amis