Shaun was born Mother's Day, May 9, 2010, and all the nurses told me how lucky I was to share Mother's Day with my little boy. I thought they were crazy because I did not know a mother who would have wanted to give birth that day when you could have been sleeping in, having breakfast in bed or being spoiled to no end. August 3, 2010, made me regret those thoughts; it was the day our family had to say goodbye to Shaun.
I also regret not being able to see his first crawl, first step, first word, future Mother's Days and so much more. I thank God for allowing me to enjoy my time with him though, because he always knew how to put a smile on my face by just smiling at me and our lunch dates where we spent time rolling on the floor and giggling. Donating was an emotional decision because even though we only had a short time with our son, it allowed other families to enjoy their children for a lifetime. It is nice to know Shaun still lives on in others.