four years ago he emerged from my belly and into this earth. his cry was sweet and and his skin soft as silk. he made his mark and took our family dynamic to a completely new level.
as many woman have felt before me, i am struck by the merge of both delight at knowing this amazing little boy, and the gut-wrenching heartache surrounding how quickly time passes. the 38 weeks he grew nestled within me were just the beginning, now each month glides by and i can hardly catch my breath. does he know how precious he is? do i show him each day that i love him without fail? does he fall asleep at night, head full of sweet thoughts and dreams?
it near overwhelms me to realize i’ve known this darling boy for four years and have loved him each and every moment of each and every day. this weekend we celebrated him. a boy in love with batman who prefers his undies to actual outfits, wants peanut butter on his rice cake, and absolutely adores the color orange. we celebrated his spirit. and we celebrated his soul.
mama loves you to the ends of the moon and back lukie pie – happiest birthday.