Sunday, September 6, 2015

A LETTER TO MY SON ON HIS BIRTHDAY


Dear Scotty,

I can't believe it's been four years since the night your father and I ventured into the hospital, ready for an induction -- and even more ready to meet you.

I can't believe it's been four years since I felt the ultimate high of having you placed in the cradle of my arms, and then feeling the warmth and comfort of your skin against mine.

I can't believe it's been four years since I dreaded giving you your first bath for fear that I would drop you.

I can't believe it's been four years since I navigated the perils of trying to keep you pacified while I made myself something to eat as a first-time mom who was home alone.

I can't believe it's been four years since I first witnessed your father rock you to sleep in his arms as he played "Rock Steady" by The Whispers on YouTube. (We were desperate for you to sleep and were literally trying EVERYTHING.)

I can't believe it's been four years since I felt the bittersweet pang of transferring you from the portable bassinet at our bedside to the crib in your room.

I can't believe it's been four years since the very first time you smiled and laughed at me -- right there on the changing table; I'll never forget it.

I can't believe it's been four years since I propped you up against one of the maple trees in the front yard for what I thought would be The Perfect Photo...only to find that, because you had never experienced a bed of leaves before, you were too preoccupied to look at the camera:



I can't believe it's been four years since I first wore you in a mai tai, which I felt was the greatest invention ever because I never had to put you down:




I can't believe it's been four years.

And I can't believe my good fortune.

I am so very lucky to be your mom.

Happy Birthday, my big boy.





Love,



Mom and Dad






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6 comments:

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    1. Awww, thanks, Antionette! He said he had the best birthday ever, actually! lol

      Thanks, again, for commenting!

      xo

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  2. Happy Birthday Scotty! As a non-bio Mom who met mine at the age of 5, I'm a little teary eyed. Watching these kids grow up is such a wonderful experience, I wish you and your family many many years of happiness and blessings. My Daddy used to sing "Sounds of Silence" (think Peter, Paul and Mary in the Graduate) to me to rock me to sleep. Hugs, Holly

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    1. Hi, Holly! Thanks so much for Scotty's birthday wishes...He had a most fabulous Big Four. So much, in fact, that when he woke up the next morning, he asked, "Can it be my birthday again?!" To which I replied, "In 364 days, we can do it all over again..."

      Thanks, again, for commenting!

      xo

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    1. Awww, thanks. (And The Navigator is one lucky little guy, too!)

      Hope your Fall is off to a perfect start. :-)

      Thank you for the lovely comment.

      xo

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