Thursday, November 6, 2014
Six years ago your dad and I were snuggled up in our bed staring at you, a beautiful little being who came into our lives in the early morning hours, after a very quick and intense labour. We laid in bed all day, just staring at you, a little oblivious to the journey ahead. We had no idea just how much you would change our lives, how much you would challenge the thoughts and beliefs we had, and how much we would grow, as individuals and as a family.
The last six years have been pretty darn amazing. Yes, they seem to have gone by much too fast, but I have done my best to soak up as much of it as I possibly can. I hold in my memory many moments...your first smile, first laugh, first step, first word, our nature adventures and camping trips, our road trips, our good times in the kitchen baking and cooking, our days in the garden planting seeds and harvesting foods, your gentle nature with the baby chicks the day we brought them home, your smile when you rode your bike without training wheels, and so, so many more. They are all there, tucked neatly away, making me smile whenever I think about them. There are no regrets. Yes, there are some things I wish I had done differently along the way, but in the end we are here because of the path we walked, and I think where we are right now is a really great place.
When I look back over the last six years I am filled with gratitude for you. You have rocked my world little man, challenged me to my core, made me rethink so much about life and what is important, and became my greatest teacher. You make me want to be a better person, you bring magic to my days, you fill our home with love and laughter, you keep me in the moment and you have made slow and simple our family motto. You have made being a mother the most amazing journey I have ever taken.
You are an amazing little man. I am honoured to be your mother, to walk your path with you, and watch as you discover the world and your place in it. I am looking forward to the year ahead, and excited to see where your next trip around the sun is going to take you.
I love you.