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Fifteen

September 26, 2017

This summer has been weird. Non existent really. Between trying to renovate our downstairs apartment and my mom getting sick I’ve felt like a glass of water that got knocked over and I’m just trying to keep myself from running over the edge, but the show must go on. J’s birthday was Sept 23 so we gathered the fam and surprised him with going to laser tag because he’s been asking to go for months and we haven’t been able to with all the shit swirling.

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We had an awesome time and after that we headed home for cake and presents. If you know J you know that he loves it and hates it at the same time. He hates the pressure of being watched and all the attention on him so I usually have to physically put his hands on the gifts and help him unwrap. This year it was like that at the beginning and then he started going on his own. PROGRESS!

In the last couple months I went behind his back and petitioned the court for his name change. It’s a process and a pain in the ass but I did it. I got the notice that on Oct 16 (which also happens to be my moms birthday) we get our day in court and hopefully he leaves with his new name. Jayse Indie Bannerman.  So for his last gift we got a big box and filled it with balloons with this new name and the court date on them and at the bottom of the box was the court notice. The following is a series of pictures of him opening the box and realizing what was going on.

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Needless to say there was not a dry eye in the house. Next up I have to battle Texas to change his gender on his birth certificate but I will do it. I won’t stop until my boy and all the other kids have what they need.

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And just like that my boy turned 15. Time can be so cruel but I am thankful that my 15 year old boy still asked for Spider-Man sheets for his birthday. (sorry J if any of your ladies read this)

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Kayleigh permalink
    September 26, 2017 12:35 pm

    Here, J: I filled up a CUP OF MY HAPPY TEARS for your birthday. God…

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