Thursday, September 03, 2009

To my son



Today, my baby boy, turns 10.
From Family


He's left the relm of single digits and has joined the double digit masses.
From Family


He is thrilled and in the last 10 years, he has accomplished much.
From Family


He converted two rather hopeless and hapless 20-somethings into somewhat successful adults.
From Family


He has made homes out of mere houses.
From Family


He has managed to fill our days with laughter, joy, and love.
From Family


He's proven himself as a successful student, a leader among his peers, a gifted performer, and a stellar athlete.
From Pictures


He has wiped away the grieving tears of others.
From Family


He's shared his compassion by volunteering in his community.
From Family


He has perfected the hug, the snuggle, and the bedtime lullaby.
From Family


He has helped the two somewhat successful adults become better parents each day by gentling correcting the errors of our inexperienced ways.
From Family


He has trained his dog to crawl under and jump over obstacles.
From Family


He has begun laying out big dreams and large plans for the next 10 years and beyond.
From Family


I see him now as he starts crossing the bridge from childhood into adulthood and am amazed how someone who was once so small is becoming quite an incredible person.

To my child, who is now quite big, I'd like to say "thank you." Thank you for all that you are and for all the joy you bring. May this first of your decade birthdays be the first of many more happy ones to come. I can't wait to see what you do with your next 10 years.

I love you,
Mama

3 comments:

amber c. said...

so sweet!

foxycpa said...

Happy Birthday SB! I can't believe what big kid you are now. I love you!

lynseym said...

i love this