Seven years ago you made me a mommy. I have no idea how seven years have slipped past us. It seems like just yesterday you were sleeping in my arms, learning to crawl, eating your first foods, dancing to the Wiggles, learning to read and going off to kindergarten. You have given me so many gifts in your seven years, and though I have given you two sisters, you are the one that gave me the gift of becoming a mother.
It was your heart that I saw on that first ultrasound and your sweet baby cry that let me know you were here. It was your big, beautiful, soulful eyes that I stared into in the middle of the night, so full of love and pride. It brings tears to my eyes every time I think of those moments we shared, for they are so precious. They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and yours could not be more perfect and clear. In those moments, and in every one since, I felt like I could see into the future. I remember thinking, “These eyes are eyes that I will look into for the rest of my life.” In that moment, I loved, and understood love, in a way that I never could have imagined.
Thank you for being my son and for being the amazing person that you are. I am SO proud of you and it is truly my privilege to be your mother.
Happy Seventh Birthday E!