Today is the last day Maxfield will be an 8 year old boy. He is moving forward, not a little boy anymore and not yet a tween or teenager. He is hitting that age where he is old enough to know better but still young enough to get away with it or to just not care.
This day also marks the anniversary of when my life changed forever. Prior to February 29th 2004 I was not a father. I never understood or experienced fear, frustration, anxiety, anger, helplessness or sadness like I do since that day. It overwhelms me.
But also prior to that day I also never experienced the joy, the laughter, the fun, the pride, the purpose, the drive, the gratitude, the blessings and the unconditional love
like I do since that day. That too overwhelms me.
Maxfield, thank you for overwhelming me. You are old enough to know better, I will keep letting you get away with it.