On Monday it was Haydens 8th birthday. For me it was, and always is, a time of reflection and thinking back and about what might have been. In fact I always shed a few tears at these times.
I know that the what if can not be changed but also know that as Hayden gets older his cognative differences between him and most other 8 year olds will get larger, his face with mature so he will look more disabled etc etc. I know that these are my issues as he does not have any comprehension of what is going on outside of his little world.
So on with the birthday. Hayden was thoroughly excited about everything but especially blowing the candels out on his cake. Isn't it great when the simple things in life excite us.