To my Son on his birthday...
How could I ever explain how much you mean to me.
How many hours I spent watching you sleep when you were a baby.
The many times I got up just to check on you "one more time".
Then as you started to walk I followed behind you, waiting to catch you if you fell. Keeping you steady, trying to show you the way.
You started to talk and when the word "Mama" came out I did not think that my heart could be happier then it was at that point.
The bike rides and shopping we did together, the many, many trips to visit Nana when she lived far away.
You have touched the hearts of every person that you have encountered.
Then you started school. I was very proud of you and yet selfishly wanted to keep you home so I could have you all to myself.
You have grown up and become more independent each year taking on new characteristics.
I don't know how one person can make me so happy and proud and at the same point fear just about everything that might take away a chance at your dreams coming true.
I went from wanting more for my life to wanting to make sure that yours is the best it can be.
When you are sad, my heart breaks with you. I know that there are times in your life that you have to learn things the hard way, and it takes all that I can to sit back and watch, gently giving advice but careful to let you find your way.
It is like a mama bear with her cubs, wanting to protect them with all that she is.
I can not believe you are 9. It seems like just yesterday I was carrying you.
So on your birthday this year, know that I still check on you each night and pray for you each day.
Know that I will always be on your side, cheering you on.
Know that no matter what you do, or how bad you screw up I will always forgive you.
Our Favorite song:
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You'll never know dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away.
Our Favorite story to read:
I'LL LOVE YOU FOREVER, I'LL LIKE YOU FOR ALWAYS, AS LONG AS I'M LIVING MY BABY YOU'LL BE!!!
I love you Bubba, Happy Birthday!!!