Last year I was incredibly emotional on your birthday.
Today I am incredulous. How on earth has two years flown by so blimming quickly? Yesterday after church, Granny and Aunty Moz came over for breakfast and you were in full charm mode. Granny asked me if I could remember what life was like before you and honestly? For the life of me I cannot.
You have filled my life with so much, it’s quite difficult to put it into words. In the past year you have gone from being a cute baby to a charming little boy. We’ve been thru some up’s and downs which have included 1 x transforming haircut, 2 x starting playschool, 1 x broken right femur and about 100 000 x smiles and laughs. The way you look at life makes me want to make the world the place you believe it to be – full of wonder and delight. I hope that when life shows you it’s bad side (which it is bound to do) you will be able to see the wood from the tree’s and find delight and wonder still.
Your courage has inspired me. You handled your broken leg so much better than Daddy and I did and even in the midst of the misery that it brought with it, you had a way of lighting up a room.
Your vocabulary has exploded this year and you keep us entertained constantly. You don’t mind moaning at the dogs and telling them off along with the finger wag and hand on hip “Jamsyn don’t do it!” and my absolute favourite has to be how you instruct your Daddy to “make Mommy tea now Dad…” in the mornings. I love that you’re able to have little conversations with us and you literally blew me away yesterday when Daddy sent you inside to ask me for two plastic packets and you did “two packers Mommy pwease…”
You LOVE to help! You want to get your stool and help us cook and OMG I hope the love you have for cleaning up after yourself extends well into your teenage years.
I know every mother says this about their child(ren) but you are really an incredibly bright little bug. You pick things up so quickly and astound me with your intelligence. Granted this can often times result in frustration tantrums but I hope that Daddy and I are doing a good job of keeping you stimulated while balancing the fact that you’re also just a little dude who needs to play and have fun.
You LOVE hamming it up for the camera!
My angel face, you will NEVER know how much you have changed my life.
I thank God for you EVERYDAY. I hope that you will know everyday of YOUR life just how much you are loved. How much you are treasured.
I love you monkey bum.