Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy Double Digits

Dear Sweet Boy,

It is amazing to me that you celebrate a decade of living today. You came into the world a 9 and a half pound contented bundle and you are just as sweet today.

I have a thousand and one things I could tell you today, but I do want you to know this: Your Dad and I are so very proud of you.

This weekend we saw that your adorable younger (boy) cousins got the hair cut, just like yours and that made me feel so happy. Not because I think your hair is the best part about you (although it's very nice), but because I know that you know they look up to you, and you know respect is earned.

At your birthday party this weekend it was fun to see you hang out with your friends and cousins, and your little sister (and grandparents and aunts and uncles) and see you engage each of them with love and affection.

I had a moment at your party when I wanted to weep because it became very clear that you are growing up. After the presents were all opened and you had read the last card, I was just about to prompt you to say "Thanks You" to all who were watching you open the gifts, but you did it on your own. You just proudly looked up and said, "Thanks for coming everybody".

Sweetheart, I thank God for you everyday and am so grateful that you are my son.

Happy 10th birthday!



Blue Skies said...

Oh my goodness!! 10!! Your love and mother's pride is shining all the way over here in Florida. You are certainly blessed.