i can’t even believe that this boy of mine is now 11! how did this happen? it’s crazy how fast it goes. people say it all the time, but no matter how many times i heard it i didn’t really get it. i remember when you were small, i remember it like it was yesterday. in some ways it makes me so sad to think that i will never get to see, or hear, or kiss that little 3 year old boy again. i miss that little you like crazy. you are so grown up now, on the brink of teenager-ness. i see so many changes happening and i want so badly to tell you to slow down. there’s so many things i want to tell you that could help you avoid heartbreak, making HUGE mistakes, or any of the other things i did wrong. but i know i need to sit back and let you make your own mistakes, because that is what we learn most from. the choices we make along the way in our journey shape us into the adults we are. i read this the other day and i thought it really fit…
“Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.”
i love you more than you know and i hope that you always remember that. happy birthday babe!
for some reason you always duck out of my photos. so there weren’t many of you. you dork, you gotta stop that. here is your birthday breakfast, and you waking up and coming out of your room… breaking into your 11th year.