Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Congratulations to our son Angelo - Class of 2009!

I will never forget the visit I had to my doctor's office when she told me "yes in fact, you are pregnant!" The first thing I said was "it's a boy doctor!" She said she could not answer that and I had to remind her that I wasn't asking, I was telling her, "I just know it's a boy!"

I also remember having vivid dreams and seeing my little Angelo. The day he was born, August 10, 1990, and I saw him for the first time, he was exactly as I had imagined! Lots of hair, almost Asian looking and GORGEOUS! Angelo weighed a whopping 10.5 lbs and he was about 21 inches long! Although a c-section baby, thank GOD, he was the BEST thing that could have ever happened to me and my entire family! We are all so blessed that Angelo (which means first angel in Greek and angel in Spanish), was the next best thing to having God right at my side. Never have I forgotten that children do not really belong to us, they are created for us and we are here to nurture, teach and care for them with great love and care.

Another vivid memory is myself talking to a group of girlfriends and telling them how this experience of motherhood has finally revealed that I could be IN LOVE, and that I was FINALLY in LOVE, and yes with motherhood, but more so, with my son, Angelo. We are very proud of his achievements and congratulate him as he embarks to the City College of Berkeley, Ca.....hat's off to the grad and to the BEST kid a mom could ever dream of!