Nine years ago at 7:17am, my first born decided to make his appearance in the world. It was a fairly long labor, lasting about 24 hours, but Mark made it safely, with some hiccups along the way. I am glad he is here. There are times when we fight like cats and dogs, but I know he loves me as he has to get a hug and kiss every night before he goes to bed. So, here's to you Mark!