Well...it's official. Michael has waved goodbye to babyhood. He has stared the challenge of potty training in the face and has emerged triumphant!!! This weekend has produced both potty and poopy victories. I am SO proud of my little guy. This has been a difficult and tiring few weeks, but we have prevailed and big-boy underwear is our reward!!! He has mastered the potty and in his own words "diapers are for babies!". Tomorrow I am going to take a bag with the last few diapers that reside here at our house to a friend at church. There will be NO MORE diapers here at the Henricks' house. It is really difficult for me to believe that I am finished with diapers. ( at least until I have grandkids. ) What will I do with this skill of mine? You see, I am an expert at this very thing, diaper changing. Over the years, I have perfected my speed and technique to such degrees that I DARE SAY I might be able to win an award - if only there were a contest for me to enter. I have spent so much time changing diapers, so much money buying diapers; it is a strange finish line to cross plagued with many feelings - relief and sadness, joy and disbelief. It's all there, and because I am a mother, I know that this will not be the last time that a final step produces both sides of the emotional coin. I just wonder when the next time will be!