05.24.09 :: 10:01 pm

holy shit, my little boy took his first four steps today.

And it wasn't into my waiting, open arms like I envisioned it in my daydreams - all vaseline-lensed and sunny.

No. Ryan held the remote just a little out of his reach and that's all it took for him to muster the determination necessary.

Then he fell on his face, but whattareyagonnado.

Still, it was surprising how much the event moved me, and how pure the happiness was inside me at that moment.

Sunday, 4:45 pm, May 24th, 2009.

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