This will always be one of my all time favorite photo’s. The baby in the center, Elijah, just turned 4 today and is growing up way too fast. In the last few years this has always been a really hard day for me. If you’re interested in why, read this post from exactly a year ago http://www.coreyjf.com/2012/02/miss-you-mom/ . It was easier this year. Partly because I was at work and slammed most of the day so my thoughts were not allowed to drift very far. But even this morning, when I first saw Elijah, I felt nothing but joy and gave him a giant birthday hug. It wasn’t really until my drive into work and the first part of the morning that the sadness hit me. Last year I had to put on my fake it till you make it smile, but not this year. All I could think of was how big and beautiful and smart this baby of mine has become. This day will always be bittersweet, but it was really the first time I was able to give him my undivided attention and emotion on his birthday ever. It’s good to be in a better place.
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