When I became a mom six years ago today I had no idea. No idea at all what it meant to love someone so much more than you ever thought possible. You made me feel like the luckiest person on earth. To have such a beautiful and sweet baby boy to love and to watch grow.
And grow you have.
I can’t believe how fast you’ve become such a smart, funny, sweet and special young man.
Sometimes you may drive me nuts with your silliness.
And I try as I might, I can’t answer all your in dept questions about how things work or which ship would win in a battle.
Sometimes you get forgotten being the oldest and so independent. I might seem distracted with work, with your brothers, with cleaning or driving. I might not listen to you as closely as I should or stop what I’m doing to pay attention to you fully.
I am sorry for that.
But I want you to know that you matter.
That our family wouldn’t be complete without you. That I wouldn’t be complete without you.
I’m so very proud of you. Of your thirst for knowledge. Of your endless need for answers and understanding.
I’m proud of your willingness to help me. Of your love for your brothers.
I love that you are nice to other kids and hate bullies.
That you march to the beat of your own drummer.
You are my charmer.
My social butterfly.
Please don’t stop being yourself. Don’t let anyone change what makes you, YOU.
How have you gone from my little boy to a Kindergartener in the blink of an eye?
I’m emotional as I write this because I know that you will be able to read this all by yourself. That you won’t need me to help you with the words. How very grown up you seem.
I hope this makes you smile.
I’m so very lucky to be your mom. I know I tell you that often but it is because I mean it and I can never say it enough.
I am lucky, lucky, lucky to have you to love.
Love Always (no matter what),