I can not believe it but our oldest son turns 30 today. How did that ever happen? I am only 29, right?
I have been thinking a great deal about Micah turning 30 over the past month and suffice it to say it brings a lot of emotions and sentimentality with it but I think that is normal for any parent. We went through a bit of a “thing” 3 weeks after Micah was born (you can read about it here) and there is not a day that goes by that I do not give thanks to God for allowing me to be here to enjoy his life.
When you have babies you wonder what they will do when they grow up. You wonder if they will be like their mom or dad, if they will be handsome or pretty, smart or creative, hard workers or happy to just let the world pass them by. Micah has always excelled at anything he put his mind to and his life has shown that he is one who has a goal and will reach it.
No one can tell you how much you can love a child. No one can tell you that there is always room in a parent’s heart for love that is beyond measure when it comes to children. No one can tell you how fiercely a parent will be willing to fight for their child. This is all stuff you find out along the way.
Micah will be graduating from Columbia grad school in a few short weeks with an MBA. His post graduation job has been secured for a long time and he will be happily staying in New York City– working and enjoying all the city has to offer. To say that we are proud of him is the biggest understatement of the year. He has worked hard to get to this point in his life and I have no doubt the next 30 years are going to be amazing.
Happy Birthday, Micah. Your dad and I love you beyond words.