Once upon a time, there was a girl. Woman/girl. Newly married, with a wonderful husband, and a wonderful family. This girl/woman had 3 manly brothers. One was older than her. This manly older brother was married to one of the nicest, most genuinely kind people she had ever met. He was really lucky. One day, this manly older brother told this girl/woman that he and the wonderfully beautiful wife were expecting a BABY! The girl/woman was really excited. In a pretty, "yeah,i'm excited, but I don't really know whats coming, and, lets face it, I'm selfish and am pretty wrapped up in myself" kind-of way. THEN, March 5, 2008 rolls around. Michael James Schott is introduced to the selfish, girl/woman. And she was forever changed. Never had she loved a little baby in such a complete way. She can't even imagine the kind of love she will have for her own child (ren) one day. Key words ONE DAY. Until that time, she loves her nephew. The most forgiving, loving, unselfishly caring baby boy in the world. And this girl/woman sits down, one year later, to thumb through all million pictures of Michael, and take a wonderful trip down memory lane. One day, she knows that he will follow his parents, move across the country, grow up far far away from his aunt, and she will hope and pray she can send enough love-vibes to reach him.
Happy 1st Birthday, Michael. I love you with all of my heart. Thanks for being my friend. :)