"Reflect upon your present blessings , of which every man has many , not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." ... 6 years ago today , this guy decided to make an early appearance . Born 10 weeks early , weighing 2 pounds 11 ounces , he spent the first six weeks of his life in the hospital . I would visit him everyday before work . He was fed through a tube in his nose and frequently stopped breathing when I held him . To say it was scary would be an understatement . Six years later the NICU seems like a distant dream . Happy Birthday Lincoln , thanks for showing me the joy of being a boy again . I love you more than mere words can ever convey .