Five

Oh my amazing little man,

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How did you get to be 5 already?

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It’s seems only a blink of an eye that you were such a small and frightened little boy.  A little boy uncomfortable in his own skin and unable to articulate the confusion and frustration you so obviously experienced.

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And yet on Monday, your birthday, you charmed the optician, flirted outrageously with the nurse, and had all the little old ladies in the waiting room eating out of your hand.  Then you skipped into school laden with goodies for the multitude of friends you have made since September, without so much as a backwards glance.

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I was so very proud.

Proud of the fearless little man you have become.  Proud of your old fashioned manners and insistence on carrying bags and holding doors for ladies.  Proud of your hilarious sense of humour and impeccable comic timing.

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Proud of just how kind and loving you are.

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Most of all I am proud to be your mummy.

I know everyone always says that you are so lucky that we found you.  But you and Button and Daddy and I know the truth.

You found us.

And we are the lucky ones.

Happy birthday, my wonderful boy.

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We love you.


21 Responses to Five

  1. aaww, happy birthday little man! he is gorgeous evie.

  2. scriviasole says:

    happy birthday little man, you look adorable and I’m sure you are too! 🙂
    (my daughter is turning 5 in 3 months and I cant’ believe it!)

  3. Andrea says:

    Note to self: stop reading these posts at work. I’m crying like a baby, Evie. Your family is gorgeous and you are all lucky to be together. Happy birthday to your little guy.

  4. K-Line says:

    Oh, more crying. He is so adorable. Those ears! That sweetness!

  5. So cute! I could really feel all the love coming through your words. Happy birthday!

  6. Vicki Kate says:

    Happy Birthday! Such a handsome young man!

  7. A heart breaker in the making! I hope he thoroughly enjoyed his birthday 🙂

  8. Laurie says:

    Oh they do that! Grow up and quickly it seems! I can’t believe that MY little man is 25!!!! Happy bday to yours!

  9. Melizza says:

    How beautiful! Wishing your son a super happy birthday! Off to dry my eyes.

  10. Gail says:

    Happy birthday to your beautiful boy!

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