Today is my birthday! But it is not just my birthday. I share the date with my son, who was born 12 years ago today. He was the best 26th birthday present a guy could ever get. I've always said it's great to share a birthday with him because it means that everyone focuses on him getting older, not me.
I drew the above cartoon for his birthday last year, but just this week I heard a quote that encapsulates it, and the way I feel about him, beautifully and perfectly:
“The iron in your blood, the calcium in your bones, the oxygen in your lungs each time you take a breath – all were forged in stars that lived and died before the Earth was born. You are stardust made flesh. You were literally made in heaven.” (Marcus Chown in the New Scientist)
Happy birthday dear Ari! Happy birthday to us!