Today, nineteen years ago, our eldest son entered this world. Little did we realize how spectacularly unprepared we were for the task. But somehow along the way, we found our game and started to play.

He was a whopping 10 pounds 4 ounces, two weeks overdue and five years in the making. The greenest eyes to see the world on a spectrum where some colors are a little different shade, but just as beautiful. Even before his diagnosis of autism, we sensed he was going to be a huge change in our world, but really – we had no idea how much.

So James, Happy Birthday! Your family loves you soooooo much. May today bring you peace and continued hope for the brightest future imaginable.

Mom, Dad, Jon, Annie & Little Lilly Lou Lou too…….

“Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.” ~ Sammy Hagar