How am I the mother of a very nearly six year old boy? When I first held you in my arms and looked down on your perfect little face for the first time, six years ago, this moment felt so very far away. I felt like the parents of six year old children were refined, not very much like me at all. The parents of six year old children enjoyed a glass of red in the evenings and they knew which cheeses they liked most. Parents of six year old children are so very mature, well travelled and can probably speak a few languages by this point in their parenting journey.
Well my Darling, that is not who you have as a mummy. This mummy enjoys splitting a smoothie with you while we appreciate a good babybel together and seeing what we can make out of the wax. We've holidayed...sure but we aren't what you would call well-travelled...not yet my boy! We adventure though, we explore... and nothing beats watching you lead the way with a trusty stick.
We are simple. And watching you enjoy and appreciate the little things that life can offer you if you just take notice is one of the things that I have enjoyed most about you in this past year. You are learning what compassion really means and as much as you push boundaries (which by the way, you absolutely should be!) you have a good moral compass. You are a good person. Smart, kind-hearted and forever my little ray of sunshine.
Everybody loves you.
You are interested in the world. Interested in life and I hope that as you grow, older and up...you forever have this zest for life and willing to live life with abundance. You have spirit and charisma and I like it that you have something to say for yourself.
You question me, challenge me and you teach me. You teach me about life through your eyes. I am very grateful to you for that. For you. For your time.
You are beautiful. So very beautiful.
This year, you have achieved such wonderful things. You won your very first medal in gymnastics. You earned it. You are flying at school and show up every day with energy and a smile for all.
You are happy.
You make me unbelievably happy.
You remind me how blessed I am every day when you kiss me on the forehead and say 'Good Morning Mama...I Love You'... Oh, sweetheart, I love you too, every single second of every single day until forever and just so much more than you will ever know.
I can't believe that I have already been lucky enough to love you with all of my heart for six years and just so much longer. Before I met you, you had my heart... and that love grows every day... it gets bigger and bigger. Some days I feel like I could burst!
I hope you have the happiest birthday son. I hope you it is as special to you as you are to me. May your dreams come true and you spend the day surrounded by the ones who love you the most.
The world is always brighter and better to me because you are in it and I can't wait to see what ' The Year That You Are Six' will bring.
Too Much Love, Mummy x