5 yrs ago today God blessed us with the most incredible gift, our son, Varro. I was instaneously overwhelmed with bliss while simultaneously terrified. What an incredible challenge to love and protect cherish and inspire a person to develop into the best version of themselves. I wanted to be a perfect parent and that paralyzed me somewhat because I also understood that perfection doesn't exist in our human hearts. However, I still attempt and offer my best efforts because Varro is so generous in all that he gives simply in his existence: joy, laughter, intelligence, strength, curiosity, humility and kindness. He is both my student and teacher and I am honored beyond measure to be his mommy. Today and forever more I wish that he never doubt how wonderful he is or how loved he is and how deserving he is of all that God can do beyond our imaginations when humanity reaches its capacity. Happy Birthday my love and thank you Father for choosing me to be his mom. May we reach the summit of what you, Lord, intend for all of us, together.