To My Boy On Your 4th Birthday,
Four years have gone by as fast as the sparkles extinguished on the cheap dollar-store sparklers we got to celebrate. While the days seem to move at a turtle’s pace, the time runs as quick as a road-runner. One minute we’re counting down the seconds to bed time and the next you’re a whole year older than you were.
Today is not just your day, but it’s our day too. We waited a long time for you to join us – and then some. First it felt like forever to get pregnant and I was losing hope that it would happen. When I had a miscarriage, I felt more defeated than ever. But then there was you, the light we were waiting for.
You were resistant to come out into the open world. You held on until the last possible moment when they literally had to cut you out of my body. You were eleven days late and I impatiently waited for you to grace us with your presence. I should have realized your stubbornness then. I should have known what the future had in store for us, but I was so overwhelmed with the fact that I was finally able to hold you.
And then you came, and now here you are. A boisterous, wild, stubborn, defiant, strong-minded, sweet, and clever little boy. You’re an instigator and you push buttons, but you’re also empathetic and generous. You’re as wild as the golden locks you refuse to let me brush and as bouncy as a Gummy Bear, from the 80’s cartoon show your parents watched as children.
While I credit myself on knowing you inside out, you still find ways to surprise me. You are confident and sure of yourself. You’re a go-getter and we love that about you. Sure it’s frustrating at times, but the fact that you hold yourself with such pride and surety lets me know that you are going to be more than okay.
My little human, you are something I never knew you could be. You fill me with a love I never understood until you came along. You live life the way everyone on this round Earth should; you don’t skimp out, that’s for sure. You are seen and heard and known by everyone who crosses your path.
I can’t wait to see what the future holds, but I’ll simmer down a bit since I am now realizing how fast time actually goes. You start school in a short few months and from there, who knows.
My little bear, I know you will do great things when you grow up. You’re personality and your dedication to everything you do says it all. Your persistence and ambition relaxes me in the sense that I know you will continue to live life to it’s fullest and tear down any walls that get in your way.
Happy birthday to our one and only child, our amazing little human.
Mommy & Daddy xo