Today you turn seven. That seems like a lot to me. That seems like a very big number to assign to the years you have been mine. You are my first. You were my only for a brief time. You have been my greatest joy. You have been my biggest challenge. I have been told if your energy can be harnessed for good, you will change the world. You have already changed mine.
You have achieved childhood milestones according to textbook, yet there is nothing average about you. You are an extraordinary boy. A boy whose spirit shouts. A boy whose enthusiasm can not sit still. A boy whose ideas climb mountains. A boy whose thoughts find their own journey. A boy whose emotions change the weather.
You are growing into your body. You are growing into your emotions. You are growing into your soul. I see the struggle. I see the triumph. I see the amazing results in progress.
Today is your birthday, but the honor of being your mommy is a gift I open daily.
Happy birthday. I love you wildly.
When I am not here.
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