My sweet birthday boy, I remember the first time we met. Tears ran down my face as I gazed upon your perfect newborn beauty! I could not believe you were finally here with your golden peach fuzz hair and bright blue eyes gazing back at me. I am so in love with who you are, you amaze me each day!You are a dreamer, an inventor, a creator, and an artist. You are always reflecting about how things work and how you will reconstruct them to make new creations. You are rarely seen without a drawing tablet and markers in your hands. Your drawings literally wallpaper your bedroom now, and wrap it with your own dreamy vistas and detailed depictions of the things that you will one day create.
With a handful of red ribbons that are tied to these birthday balloons, you walked around the yard with a grin across your face, and beamed with each step!
While you and your sister and
brother walked through the fields and played, you shared with each
of them a red balloon so that they too could wear this grin on their own faces!
Even while taking notice of each moment, just how dear child could these eight years have gone by so quickly!?
We celebrate you today as we run together with joy!
We celebrate you today and your exuberance for life--your gentleness, your creativity, and sense of humor while we watch frogs and tadpoles swimming in the pond nearby!We enjoyed collecting feathers and treasures among the wildflowers in celebration of you!
I love you my dear sweet son. You are a treasure and a light! Thank you for being exactly who you are and for giving me the rich gift of being your mama! I love you with every ounce of my being and am so grateful for being given the gift of you eight years ago today!
As we sleep tonight I imagine that your dreams will be scored with "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon. You will always be our beautiful boy.