Dear Kid Wednesday: 51 weeks & 4 days..
This is a series of little letters written to my son for him to read someday…
This upcoming Saturday is your FIRST birthday! We have a big party planned for you. Family & friends from near and far, balloons (boy do you love balloons), cake, presents, and Mickey everything!
As we approach this milestone, I can’t help but to be sentimental a little. Not necessarily because you’re getting older but more as a reflection of this last year. Specifically, how much my heart has grown. Did you know that Mommy’s have HUGE hearts full of love? Cause they do. It’s kinda crazy.
Every time I see pictures or watch the video Dad made of your birth, my eyes tear up. There are so many emotions that flood over me when I think about that day. My first time ever being admitted to a hospital, my first IV.. my first major surgery. Those things were all scary. But there is a picture Dad took when they let me hold you for the first time. I cry every time I see this picture because I can remember how I felt at that moment. As I looked at your sweet face tears filled my eyes and my heart over flowed with love. My precious baby boy had arrived!
Over the past year, Daddy and I have learned a lot about ourselves. Being a parent isn’t always easy. There are sleepless nights, decisions to stress about, days when the laundry and dishes pile up because there isn’t enough time. Lots of adjustments made as our family shifted from two to three. But you know what? We couldn’t be happier. Our life is so full of love.
The amount of joy you bring into my life radiates deep into my soul. One of your smiles can turn any day around. Watching you become excited or figuring out how to do something is pretty much astounding. You’re the best.
Happy birthday, tiny bff. I love you.
Forever and always,