He turns 28 tomorrow. My eyes water with love when I write that. He has been such a gift. Mathew means Gift of God. I think it should mean Gift to Mother. My husband has no real clue about how much Eldest has helped us – me – in the last 4ish years. Husband has the habit of hiding his head in the sand, and I have had times where I have had to ask my son for help. Sometimes physical, sometimes financial. Always the debt paid back.
Eldest has turned into the most sensitive man, and has a good, strong partner in his LovelyLu.
Those early years I was hardest on him. We make the most mistakes with our first-born, I think. But we both overcame the hardships.
He is pretty special.