Five years ago today, I became Mommy to an amazing little boy!
Once a baby, fully dependant on me, laid in my arms. Now, you stand before me, a little boy, full of determination, confidence, and kindness.
You are so bright, so funny, and work so hard to accomplish your goals. I so admire your love of learning, and the inner drive you have to practice something until you get it down pat. That inner motivation will serve you well in everything you do in life.
You push your limits....you are always challenging yourself... to reach higher, to swim farther, to run faster. I'm so inspired by you, my son.
But most of all M, I'm proud of your heart. You are always most concerned about other's feeling.....wise far beyond your years. You are always willing to share, even if it's something you really, really wanted. You always want to make sure no one is left out, and that everyone is having fun. The idea that you could have hurt someone else's feeling brings you to tears.
There's very little we've found you aren't good at. You excel in sports, your vocabulary is off the charts, you are the only child in your class who knows how to swim unassisted, you are already doing addition and subtraction, and are very close to reading.....but despite your teachers calling you the "future valedictorian", I'm even more proud of the fact that your teachers speak of your beautiful heart... your kindness, and how everyone calls you their best friend, because you are so good to everyone in your class. You see, that means it's not just my Mama eyes that see it, that other see how special you are too.
You, my son, are amazing....and will do wonderful things in your life. Sometimes, you meet people in life that just have an indescribable something...a spark inside of them, where you know to expect great things from them. You M, have that spark, and words cannot describe how honored I am that God entrusted me to be your Mommy.
I love you M!
(By the way, the bug was a cicada! DancingMatilda Got it right! )