Birthday Tribute to My Son: One Year Around the Sun
On this day, one year ago, you were born…so small, so wondrous, such a fierce and loud cry announcing your arrival Earth side….my son, my heart burst when laying eyes upon you…You are beautiful and perfect in every way…
When you looked in my eyes and gripped my finger with a strength I didn’t know could come from one so small, I melted and cried so many tears of happiness, wonderment, love, and heart songs!
Oh, it hasn’t always been easy, but it’s always worth it…and looking back, I wonder how it went so fast? My heart aches knowing I cannot relive all those special wondrous moments of your first days, weeks, and months but rejoices that I’ve been so very blessed to be a part of this journey watching you grow…
And I vow to you, my most beautiful, wondrous little boy, to cherish and love and celebrate all my moments with you…
In honor of your one year around the sun, I’d like to take a walk down memory lane and share a few of the moments I’ve been so blessed to share with you:
I remember the day you were born and your mighty and strong cry and how your daddy said to you tears streaming down his face, looking in your eyes as you bellowed loudly, “no worries man, we got you.”
I remember our daddy and I just holding you when you were only a few days old and singing to you, being in awe of you, and crying tears at just how beautiful you are.
I remember all the times daddy just sung to you and cried just looking at you…and how this burst open my heart to love even more deeply.
I remember your first huge blowout and screaming to daddy, “We are just gonna have to take the whole baby and wash him! There’s just too much!” And daddy bolting into the room and upon seeing the scenario started belly laughing and said, “Holy cow! How did that come out of him!!!?? You’re right…this can only be fixed with a bath!”
I remember the first open mouthed baby kisses you gave to daddy…it was after a difficult time him and I were having and his heart weighed heavy… but your open mouthed baby kiss sparked a healing in him and us..he came into room after and had tears in his eyes and when he told me, it healed my heart, too… we’d been arguing, and your demonstration taught me to choose love rather than hold a grudge.
I remember after a particularly difficult day as I was crying and feeling like a horrible mom, you smiled at me and my heart was instantly healed.
I remember the first time you squeaked, squealed, and cooed at the dogs and how it made my heart want to burst with adoration of you!
I remember the time when you were around 4-5 months old and daddy had to go to work and you bawled and crawled after him (army style crawling)… and he picked you up and said “Buddy, if I could, I’d stay home with you all day…” as tears filled his eyes… my heart burst with love for the both of you!
I remember when you first said “mama” and how it made me feel like a million bucks!
I remember the first time you wrapped your little arms around my neck and rested your head on my shoulder to give me a hug…I sprang up in joy!
I remember the ecstatic joy your daddy displayed when you started dancing to AC/DC and him saying, “YEAH!!! That’s my boy!”
I remember you “yelling” at your daddy and I when we raised our voices to one another…you were saying, “Stop that!” You are teaching us how to be better, more loving versions of ourselves.
I remember when you first held your hand up to your ear and babbled into your hand—like you were on the phone saying, “hello”—so precious!
I remember how astonished, relieved, and grateful I was that you bounced back right into love even after having to have a blood draw and IV where the nurses had to restrain you…your cries broke your daddy and I’s heart…we all were bawling…but even after experiencing this you bounced back to your loving, happy baby self… wow…such an example of unconditional love you are!
I remember how just a few weeks ago when we went to our neighbors for a Halloween pumpkin carving event and you meeting a little 12 year old little girl who had been talking about being made fun of at school and how you—with your baby magic—turned her night around…you took to her so lovingly and gave her a baby kiss and she sprung up with delight, eyes sparkling, and raced to her mom and dad to exclaim how she got a baby kiss… we found out she had just went through a difficult time where she had to say goodbye to a little two year old girl who moved away. Her parents said she was inconsolable…and now, a friendship has developed between you and her that I feel so very blessed and honored to witness!
These are just a few of my cherished moments with you…
And I’d do it all again and again and again…
You are my greatest blessing, my most shining star, and I pray no matter how old you grow, you will know,
My love is with you wherever you are and wherever you go…
Happy One Year Around the Sun, Little One!
We are so honored and proud to be your parents.
You will forever be our wonderful boy, our earth angel, our greatest joy!
Mommy and Daddy love and adore you more than you will ever know.
Happy Birthday Baby!
Mommy and Daddy