The birthdays seem to come in a flurry at this time of the year, hard on the heels of Christmas and New Year.  But, they are welcomed as such a blessing.  Happy, sparkly days in the midst of cold, grey, wet wintriness.

This weekend our sweet boy turned eight.

I can’t believe that the sad wee man who came home to us 7 years ago is now this charming, funny, delightful boy.

Pictures like these still break my heart. He has overcome so many challenges, and still has a way to go.  But whatever he faces, we face together.

And the tricky bits are always overshadowed by the joy and pride we all feel.

Oh, my darling boy.  We are so incredibly lucky to have you in our lives.  The year without you was the hardest every, but I’ll say now what I said then.  You were, and remain, worth the wait.

You are like a permanently lit sparkler, fizzing with light and energy.  Never let anyone dampen that spirit.  Your determination to succeed and competitive spirit will take you to good places.

As will that adorable smile.

Happy birthday, Handsome.  We love you beyond worlds and beyond words.

14 Responses to Eight

  1. such beautiful words Evie! You can really feel the pride and love in those words. He really looks like a pro when dancing! I wish him a great birthday.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you so much. He’ll be very pleased to hear he looks like a pro! He loves his dancing so very much. xx

  2. Tialys says:

    Happy Birthday to your little man.

  3. What a wee cutie! That is a smile that will break hearts, or melt them, and such grace. You can really tell you are a proud Mum. 🙂 Sending the best of birthday wishes. Xx

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I can’t argue…he’s incredibly cute! 😉 And I’m immensely proud of him. Thank you x

  4. Jane says:

    Eight!!! What a lovely young man – he’s a credit to you and your husband Evie. And what a perfect dancing frame he has! Those thumbs are perfectly positioned – Craig would have no choice but to give him a 10! x

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Oh, thank you! He is such a delight. I’m always immensely proud of the both of them. He’s a wee gentleman. And he loves his ballroom dancing so much. The lessons are really starting to pay off! But I hear the words of a dancer there!

  5. Beautiful words for a beautiful boy…can’t believe he’s eight already!

  6. Kim Hood says:

    It’s hard to believe how fast they grow up. He is a credit to you Evie, cherish him 🙂
    (I know you will)

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you! I do cherish him. Even when I could happily pin him to the ceiling, I’m blessed.