We have a winner!
It's amazing the way motherhood works--you've never even met this little person growing inside you, and from the moment you lay eyes on him, you are instantly more in love than you've ever been before. The first year is all about getting to know one another--teaching each other new things--experiencing life through another's eyes--and reframing the way you think of your own life. Suddenly, because I'm "mom," my life is so much more important than it ever was before Jackson.
How ironic that this particular "challenge" fell on May 5th, Jackson's birthday. He has only been in my life for one year--but, I could never imagine my life without him.