This is my oldest son, Noah. He was born on Oct 28th, thirteen years ago and of all his birthdays (with the exception of his first) this one is particularly nostalgic and reflective. I remember the day I met this boy. I remember how terrified I was to be in charge of this small person and for influencing him in a way that he would grow up to be a kind, compassionate, smart, independent person with a strong sense of right & wrong. And you know what, that's exactly what he's grown up to be. He is whip smart (94-96% in all his classes), charming, funny, and extremely kind. He has such a good heart and I am immeasurably proud to be his mama.