Happy {6th} Birthday

Today my Little Boy Blue turned six. Quite honestly, I have no idea where the time has gone. We’ve had such an adventure in the last six years. I just wanted to pause a minute to capture this moment in time.

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Little Boy Blue,

Happy Birthday buddy. I mean that from the very bottom of my Mama heart. I love you to the moon and back and all the way out past the alien ships (we really do say this!). I love you for so many reasons that I can enumerate and also for many more, which I can’t. But I do want to put a few down so that we can remember your crazy self in this moment.

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A snuggly morning with your pups.

1) You are turning into a very kind soul. When babies are little we say they’re sweet or cute, etc. But as you grow you develop your own personality. I am pleased to say that you are growing into a very kind little boy. You are generally respectful of people’s feelings and I catch you saying sweet things to life people’s spirits. Just yesterday after a long day at work you offered a kind word in our home and said, well, you can cheer up here, that’s what family is for. I’ve seen you grab friends hands and tell them that you love them. You also will frequently ask me what I want to do when I say that we can do something of your choosing. This is an important quality in life. Being giving of yourself will continue to lift other people’s spirits and will hopefully make you feel like you’re doing good work.

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Oh, the places we will go!

2) You are fascinating. With each passing year, I think I understand a little bit more how your brain works. But it still remains a bit of a mystery to me. There are many moments where I wish I could be a fly on the wall inside of your brain so I could experience what is happening in there! For example – the sun is in your eyes. This sparks a conversation where in you’re curious as to whether we live on the top of the earth or the side. Maybe you were relating that to how the sun was shining on us? I’m not 100% sure, but it did result in us thinking about the globe and me promising to get you a globe for your room so you can figure it out. We have interesting conversations for sure and I’m not always sure where they’re going or why, but I say keep having them. They make both you and I think a bit about things that maybe we otherwise wouldn’t. So, I say lets stretch our minds and see what comes of it.

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We will always adventure together … you and me!

3) You’re an adventurer!  In the past year or so you’ve really stepped out of your comfort zone and begun to explore in a big way.  You love to hike.  You learned to ride you bike and loved completing your first triathlon.  And you even scaled a wall while rock climbing recently.  Way to go and get it rather than sitting on the couch.  I can’t wait to see where your adventures will take us!

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Always take the road less traveled…

4)  And lastly, you are mine. Regardless of what happens or who you become, you will always be my little boy. We’re stuck together you and I.

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We’ve been fast friends right from the start!

Anyway, I could go on and on about all of the things that are unique and endearing about you little man. There are many, trust me. But truthfully, I cannot capture your soul in words in a way which I feel might even come close to expressing who you are and just how fortunate I am to have you in my life. So, instead I will simply wish you the happiest of birthdays. I am so blessed to have spent these last years with you. I am looking forward to many more.

Happy birthday my dear boy.

Love,

Mama

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