Sunday, November 23, 2008

I'm glad you are excited about being 5 now

Dear BOY,

One of the things that I love about you so much is how affectionate you are. In both words and action. You'll suddenly throw your arms around me and say, "You are the bestest Mommy in the whole wide world!" And when I say, "Thank you, BOY, I think you are the best boy in the whole world," you say, "Aw Shucks, Mom." It kills me. Every time.

You're also the first one to run up to a friend, or someone whom you haven't seen for a while, give them a bear hug and say, "I've missed you!" The other moms always melt. I'm already on the floor, undone. Oh...those girls in your future...

You are so incredibly sweet natured. Recently, you and GIRL have been going around pretending you have animal babies in your tummy. You'll say, "Look Mommy, my stomach is huge!" Then it is: "A baby puppy is born, mom. Isn't he the cutest?" That pup may be cute boy, but no one is cuter than you.

Five years ago tonight, also on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, you were born. Your dad and I were there at the hospital, my mom - your Ma'Mai, your Uncle M and Aunt P and their two girls -your cousins. And your birth family was there. There was... T your birthmom, her dad, her step mom, her mom and step dad, her sister, and your birthfather. You had a huge fan base from the beginning, and were welcomed into this world with love.

But, your biggest fan, other than your mom and dad is your sister, GIRL. She basically thinks you hang the moon. And you pretty much do. Maybe because you hang so differently, and always bring a uniqueness to the mix. Your daddy and I know that you will do something really intriguing some day when you're a grown-up. But, for now, you're my little boy and will be for a long time. Probably forever.

There were moments today when I looked at you and thought you looked like you were 5 years old. It was both lovely and bittersweet. Your whole little being is beginning to look much older. I'm glad you are excited about being 5 now. I know you were a bit unsure if it would be as fun as 4. I'm just glad you thought 4 was fun.

You are so beautiful with that shiny, thick blond hair and those mile long eyelashes. And those impossibly blue, blue eyes. But, the most beautiful thing about you is your loving and open spirit. I can say this now as someday you'll be rolling those eyes at me.

I love you more than the moon and the stars and the universe...

Happy 5th Birthday, BOY!



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  1. Happy Birthday! 5 will be so much fun!

  2. and this blogger mom is melting, too. happy birthday, 5 year old BOY!

  3. Happy Birthday, BOY!! Hope you have a really fun day.

  4. What a beautiful letter. Happy Birthday to BOY!

  5. Happy Birthday BOY! I'm so sorry I missed the part about him being sick. What a way to ring in your birthday! Glad he's better and here's hoping that the rest of you stay healthy.

  6. Oh, I'm so glad he's feeling better in time for his birthday! This is so very sweet.

  7. Five is fabulous! Love that age.

    The best to that sweet boy.

  8. Awww...this is so sweet I want to throw my arms around him - happy birthday sweet boy!

  9. Happy Birthday to your boy (who reminds me so much of one of my boys that I'm advising you to start a savings account for urgent care copays)!

  10. Happy Birthday, Boy. Don't worry; Five will make four look like three!

    What a lovely birthday letter from your mommy. Lucky Boy. Lucky family.

  11. OH, what a sweet tribute to your specials BOY! I hope he had a wonderful Birthday! 5 is sich a fun age - ENJOY!!

    See you soon, J - Kellan

  12. I hope, I hope he gets to read this himself when he grows up... I hope this post of love could stir him up as much as, or even more than it did to me....

    Happy Birthday Boy!

  13. Lovely lovely lovely

    Happy birthday to your boy.

    I remember when my guy stopped looking babyish; it made me catch my breath. I think you're right - they will always be our babies no matter how tall and strong and smart they get...


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