Happy birthday to you, my blessed, cheerful and happy boy!
It felt like 6 years had gone by in a blink. While the day you arrived in our world was still crystal clear in my mind, the difficult times you gave us had long disappeared like wisps of smoke. From learning to nurse you, to changing your diapers and teaching you your first word, those milestones were plentiful and memorable, each as meaningful as the last.
The joy and euphoria we shared as you mastered new skills were developmental checkpoints as years and time rolled by.
There was always a tight squeeze of pride whenever we saw a fine, young boy in front of us. Similarly, the balls of frustration whenever infuriating times popped up. Regardless of ups and down, our hearts were always filled with love for you.
Parenting taught me unconditional love in a far swifter way than I had expected. You made my world more beautiful because you charmed us with your smiles at birth, your giggles at one, your first words at two, your hilarious antics (& tantrums) at three, your big brotherliness at four, your outspokenness at five and your generosity at six.
In the past year, you had shown us how big-hearted and kind you were to your brother and friends, and the little ways you cared for others.
You have a heart of gold, a penchant for sincerity and generosity to a fault. Your sensibility in loving and engaging your younger brother, your responsibility to your commitment and your ability to focus, digest and converse reminded me that you were always growing up.
Time and tide waited for no man, so while I would not dwell much on the past, but your babyish moments had a permanent place in my heart.
Age was just a number.
However, I thought that on this special day, I wanted to say this.
Thank you for letting me be your mom. You gave us (the family) so much joy, love and laughter.
Thank you for loving us, thank you for being our boy.
We love you and wish you a happy, happy birthday.
Lots of love,
A very happy & loved mom