Michael J Fox, the actor, was asked why his family decided to have another child after his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. His response to this question has always stayed with me. To paraphrase, it was like that feeling you have when someone important hasn't shown up yet to the party. You just know that someone is missing.
That response captures my thoughts about my son. Tonight, I got to see him hang with some of his favorite people. He was determined to keep moving to avoid falling asleep and missing a moment. His presence feels so natural and part of our existence. Now, the party feels like it has really started.