Six years ago today at precisely 2:11 PM I experienced a miracle. My little boy was born, and my world was forever changed. I am, without a doubt, the luckiest person I know because I am Robby's Momom.
is hard for me to fathom that today Robby turns six years old. Last
night it occurred to him that he will no longer count his age on one
hand. He was delighted, but I felt a small part of my heart break. I've
toyed with the idea feeding him a steady diet of beer and cigarettes to
stunt his growth, but I don't think it'll work. I cannot deny it. My
little guy is growing up, and I am helpless to stop it.
I don't want him to grow up so quickly, I can't help but feel proud of
the young man he is becoming. He is compassionate, inquisitive, and
empathetic. He demonstrates an awareness about the emotions and needs of
those around him that continually leaves me in awe. I fully acknowledge
that I am biased, but he is simply an amazing person!
This morning I will make our traditional birthday pancakes--this
years chosen shape is from CARS. We will bake a cake in the afternoon
and he has asked for steak, corn on the cob and cheese fries for dinner.
I fully intend to spoil him today! After all, he will only turn 6 once
and I want to make it a day he will remember.
Someday, many years from now, Robby inevitably will read the
entries in this blog. (I have my posts in a bound hard copy, courtesy of
my Mom.) Maybe he will read it during his own sleepless nights after he
becomes a father? Or perhaps he will discover the volumes after I pass
away (hopefully after a long life)?
Regardless of when, I
know he will see me with a new perspective after reading about my
struggles, worries, and successes. He might chuckle at his antics and
become embarrassed through the documentation of his milestones,
including toilet training and the transition to Kindergarten. Most of
all, I hope that he will understand how very much I love him.
Robby, every night when I tuck you into bed I tell you that I
love you "the moon, the sun and all the stars in the sky." You are my
greatest accomplishment and source of pride. I love you now and forever.
Happy Birthday to my super big six year old!
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