To my darling boy,
What a mess you are! You’ve been headstrong & independent since the day you were born. And those lungs! What lungs you have. Your voice will always rise above the rest, never to be hushed. You are incredible, my love. I hope that you will rise to your dreams & beyond. There is nothing that holds you back, and nothing that ever will.
You’ll be two in August. It seems so far away, but it will here before I have time to blink. It seems so recent that you came into this great, big world. You shook the earth the day you came, with that powerful cry & beautiful smile! I knew from the moment I laid eyes on you that you would really be something. What is that something? Oh, my love… I wish I knew. There are great things in store for you, of that I am sure. You conquer nearly everything you place your small hands on. Some days it seems as though nothing stands in your way. There will be hard days… there will be larger-than-life tasks and let-downs. But face them head on… take them on one at a time, my baby, and you’ll find your way.
Momma is always, ALWAYS here for you. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you. I’m going to let you down sometimes. I’m not ever going to be perfect. But I pray that I’ll be perfect for you, as much as I can be. But when I let you down… when you feel you can’t talk to me… always know that there is someone around. You are, and will forever be, surrounded by loved ones. I hope you grow to treasure them as they treasure you.
You have captivated my heart, and are beautiful in my eyes. You are my heart, my love, & my joy. Keep shining, little bull.
Love you forever.
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” –Winnie the Pooh