Friday, October 7, 2011

5 candles

It feels like only yesterday he was just a vision on a ultrasound monitor. Waiting for Tyler to be born was the longest 9 months I ever experienced. Something about that first pregnancy, first baby, becoming a parent for the first time. It was all so surreal, and exciting. I remember the day he was born. The emotion I felt and the immense amount of love I had for someone I had just laid my eyes on. I didn't sleep for over 36 hours after he was born, I couldn't let myself- I didn't want to miss anything he did, sleeping, breathing- just being him- alive and here on this earth with us. His first year was full of firsts, as one might imagine. He was his daddy's little man and my vision of perfection. We felt so incredibly blessed that he was ours. Over the past 5 years I have watched him become such an interesting little guy. He is so inquisitive and smart. I know-every parent thinks their child is smart and all but he really is wise beyond his years. He was riding his bike without training wheels before he was 3 1/2. He loves to go on roller coasters, he is so emotional connected to other peoples feelings and what is going on around him it amazes me sometimes the things he is able to grasp and comprehend. He is a wonderful big brother and an amazing son. He helps me out so very much and makes my days worth living. I am still in shock that he will be 5 years old on Monday- but if you ask him it couldn't have come soon enough! He is very excited to be turning 5... Being a parent is without a doubt the most rewarding thing I have done in my life. Being here for them, watching them become who they are, I wouldn't and couldn't imagine being anywhere else in life. I love being a mom.
I love my children, I love that Tyler is MY son...he is such a little man- and each and everyday when I wake up I am so thankful to have him in my life and can't wait to see where this life takes him. The sky is the limit and my son reaches for the stars. Happy 5th birthday my little man- mommy loves you with all my heart.