How the time has flown since that May day
When we welcomed you into our family
You were pulled kicking and screaming into the world
At 4.01 pm, Tuesday afternoon, 6 years ago today,
Weighing in at a hefty 5lbs 12 oz – 18 inches of pure perfection!
You were the easiest baby to take care of
So content and happy, barely cried,
Satisfied to sit in your bouncy chair and watch the big boys
And how they loved to entertain you.
Your baby smiles lit up the room
And caused my heart to perpetually swell with joy.
Your snuggles have improved with age,
Even tho these days you’re not as round and pudgy
As you were back then
But you still give good huggles.
I have watched you grow over the last few years
And been honoured to be a part of it.
You say the sweetest things
And constantly sing to me how much you love me
I particularly love how you say
“Ima, you know I love you” when you know you are in trouble
(I think a certain brother of yours has been giving you lessons
In softening your mother up……)
I love how you lean into me in that special way
When we wait for the elevator on the way to school
And throw your arms around me and just sigh happily.
One of your latest sayings gives me a laugh everytime I hear it
“Ima, here’s a kiss, and it has a thousand kisses inside it”
This has now been dubbed the pregnant kiss.
I love how at night you need a hug AND a cuddle
And only you know how they differ
Most nights you need at least 6 of each
But you always get as many as you want.
You’ve recently told me that the days of kissing you
In front of your friends are over
That you want to keep that private.
My baby is growing up.
You still look at the world with a fresh perspective
Your eyes full of wonder at the beauty of nature.
You still have that pure innocence about you.
I pray, today, that you will continue along this path
Of learning, of becoming a wonderful human being
That you continue to grow your generous spirit
And that your thirst for knowledge is never quenched.
There will always be more to learn
More to do
And Sweetpea, dear child of my heart, please know
Anything that you put your mind to you will achieve
You can do it all, you can succeed in everything.
Most of all, sweet child, I wish you continued joy
Enjoy all that life has to give
Cherish each and every moment for the blessings that they bring.
Dear heart, today and every day I love you
I am blessed to be your mother, and I am proud to call you Son.