have ALWAYS loved the saying: "Today is the First Day of the Rest of
Your Life!" Now - more than ever - those words are seared into my
psyche. Tomorrow (April 30, 2013) marks 38 years ago when I was blessed with the most
incredible Baby Boy with curly hair and
giant eyes! Being my third son, I was totally flabbergasted to be
thrice blessed with a boy!
I remember people asking: "Where did you get
the name Stafford?" Had he been a girl, the name chosen was Stephanie
.. I wanted another "St" like Steven and Stuart but Stanford was too
stuffy. Somehow I stumbled upon "Stafford" and it "fit!" I knew that
he would give absolute definition to the name and I have yet to meet
another Stafford (first name).
There is no doubt that he not only
defined the name, he defined his time, his life, his interests, his
exploits, his dreams and aspirations! He defined a new sense of caring
and giving and now has defined "memory" for me.
Tomorrow I will
celebrate a gift that continues to define me . . . Wherever you are
Stafford -- looking down -- I love you - I miss you - I will see you
again!!! You have lighted a pathway for me to follow and I shall do just that.