Friday, November 6, 2015

Dear Reece


Oh sweet boy, how is it that you are seven (!) years old today. It seems like only yesterday that I held you for the first time, looked into those beautiful brown eyes and felt my heart melt. There are no words to fully explain how you have changed my life. The last seven years have been the most amazing ride, and along the way I have become a better person, because of you.

I am so honoured to be your mama, to hold your hand, to guide you, to walk with you, to laugh and cry with you, to witness the unfolding of the unique and beautiful person you are. It is a pleasure to spend my days with you learning, growing and changing, together. There have been moments over the last few weeks when I have quietly sat back and observed you, and I have seen the young man you will soon become. A caring, sensitive, joyful, stubborn, curious young man who will continue to challenge me, make me question myself, and force me to step up and be the mother you need me to be.

As we celebrate you today, I promise not to look back with regret at how fast time has gone, instead I will offer gratitude to you for making this journey the most amazing one I have ever taken. You are an amazing little man, and I can't wait to see where your next trip around the sun is going to take you.

I love you.

44 comments:

  1. Oh happy birthday dear Reece! Issa and I are preparing a little post package that will be ready tomorow we hope... a big hug from the Pyrenees... such a pleasure for Issa to have you as penpal!

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    1. Thank you my friend. Reece loves sharing letters and pictures with Issa, so happy the boys have connected :)

      You are so sweet, I won't tell Reece, he will be so excited when it arrives :)

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  2. What a beautiful post! Happy birthday!

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  3. Beautiful words mama!

    Happy birthday Reece, from all of us. Getting to know you, through your mom and now in person, has been a gift. You are such an incredible young man. May your next trip around the sun be a wonderful one. xox

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    1. Thank you Yanic. He was so excited to open your gift this morning, such a special treasure for him.

      Thank you for those lovely words, we are so happy to have connected with you guys, and can't wait to see you in December :)

      xo

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  4. Happy, happy Birthday Reece! Wishing you a fun filled day and a wonderful, exciting and happy new year!

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  5. Happy Birthday Reece !!! Hope you and your mom and day a beautiful day of happiness together !!!

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    1. Thanks Erica, we had a great day!

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  6. wow! seven! such a fun age. i love how many more opportunities open up as they grow older. i have been having so much fun with my "big" kids (11 and 9).
    cheers to the next seven years! may they be filled with as much joy and laughter as the last seven, or hopefully even more :)

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    1. Yes, seven, I still can't wrap my head around that. I am finding the same thing, so much to do, see and experience together, it truly is wonderful!

      Thanks Jenny!

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  7. Beautiful boy, beautiful mama. May this day be insulated by your love for each other and let the outside world fall away while you celebrate. xo

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    1. Thank you my dear, dear friend. It has been a truly amazing day, we were held in the arms of dear friends, and enjoyed a beautiful day with them. Celebrating my little man has been such a joy filled, and beautiful day.

      xo

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  8. Penblywdd Hapus Reece.
    Hope you are having a great day.

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    1. Thanks Emma! We had the best day!

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  9. Such a precious boy! ☺ Happy Birthday to Reece! Hope that you all have a wonderful day of celebrating!

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    1. Thanks Tiffany. It was a wonderful day. We had so much fun!

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  10. so so beautiful Kim. Your words and his smile! May he have a wonderful birthday and many more to come :)

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  11. Happy Birthday Reece!! Hope it is a great day - with love from all of us, Carlin, Emma, and Lucia. :)

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    1. Thank you Carlin. We had a really lovely day. Big hugs to all of you :)

      xo

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  12. Beautiful Kim. Happy Birthday to you both. Hope you have a wonderful day :)

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    1. Thank you! We had a wonderful day. xo

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  13. Happiest of birthdays to Reece and happy anniversary of the day you became a mama to you! It's incredible to think he is seven already! These years have flown by! May this next trip around the sun be his (and your) best yet! xoxo

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  14. Happy belated birthday to Reece! This is such a beautiful tribute to him and to the joy you find in motherhood. He will enjoy reading it one day.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. I do hope he enjoys reading this, and looking back through the blog at our journey together. It truly is the most amazing journey, this motherhood gig, and I feel so very grateful that Reece chose me to walk his path with.

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  15. Hope you had a happy day! It is wonderful watching them grow up!

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    1. Thanks Karin-Ida, we had a great day! And yes, such a wonderful experience to watch them grow.

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  16. Happy Birthday to Reece and happy birthday day to YOU Kim! It is amazing how fast this journey goes, isn't it? But it's also so amazing to see the wonderful people who our babies turn into!!

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    1. Thanks Taryn! It does go much too fast, but it is such a wild, and exciting ride too. And yes, watching as they grow and transform before us is amazing. xo

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  17. Happy Birthday Reece, may you have a wonderful and peacefull birthday!

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  18. With some delay, I wish your sweet little man a fabulous trip around the sun!

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  19. Beautiful boy!! I see so much of you in him!

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    1. Thanks Carrie, and yes, he definitely takes after my side of the family :)

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  20. A late Happy Birthday Reece. I hope you both had a wonderful, special day to remember. And I'm also looking forward to seeing your next year and all the amazing moments to come XXX

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    1. Thanks Sally. We had a great day celebrating my little man, and so far although seven has thrown him a few curve balls he is handling them well, and making his mama proud.

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  21. Don't look back with regret, but forward with gratitude... Kim, you are an inspiration. happy belated birthday to your handsome young man. Shine on, always shine.

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