Friday, 4 August 2017

An Open Letter To My Beautiful Baby Boy, On His First Birthday

My Beautiful Boy,

On this day, at 14:58, exactly one year ago our lives changed forever.  As I write this I will try my hardest not to cry at the thought of how fast this life moves & how so very much I wish I could turn back the clock so that I am able to relive it all over again.

One year ago today, your father & I received a precious gift — one that has made our family rich & whole. You were almost two weeks overdue & we couldn’t wait to meet you.

If I’m being completely honest, I was getting a little impatient… okay, maybe more than just a little. Your Daddy was convinced that you were going to arrive on his birthday but you were stubborn just like your father & wanted to stay put for a little while longer. 

You were a little 7 lbs. 13 oz., it took a LONG 30 hours to bring you into the world. But once you finally arrived, the hours just melted away & it didn't matter anymore. You were born at home in our bedroom & it was the most magical moment in our lives, one we will all treasure forever as a family. 

I can remember the hours that followed were filled with complete & total bliss. Daddy, Jamie, Gracie-Mae & I sat in our big bed & just stared at you & your perfection. Your brother & sister were over the moon as they huddled next to you, touching your sweet hands & feet. They worshipped you (and still do).

You inherited your father’s gentle eyes that provide a window to your pure soul. Daddy named you Isaac & it suits you perfectly. We didn't have any boys names picked out as I was adamant you were a girl, how wrong was Mummy & I'm so glad I was, as you are perfection. 

The past year has been one of the best years of our lives. I’ve watched you grow & develop your own little personality. Your belly laughs make everyone giggle & your siblings still fight over you daily.

If there was an award for the “Best Hugger,” you would win hands down. I can’t get enough of your baby bear hugs & butterfly kisses that you give me every morning & throughout the day. I hope you never lose the ability to show affection so boundlessly. Your innocence & the love that you show everyone in this family is a blessing that I will never take for granted.

Your wonder & awe of everything around you never ceases to amaze me. You see everything for what it is — as a whole — without any other thought. You are so completely present in every situation & because of that you are able to appreciate the little things so fully. You are continuously teaching me something new & wonderful. Every day when I wake up & see your beautiful face, I am inspired to become a better Mum & a better person.

Today, know that your life has made such a profound difference in our lives. You make the world a better place just by being here. I can only imagine what amazing things you will do & accomplish in the future, because at just one year old, you are living life to the fullest.

Isaac, I love you to the moon & back & then to infinity & beyond!

Happy Birthday my boy! I love you more than words can say, always & forever.

Your Mama xoxoxo


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