My wonder boy is now 10. I had huge mixed emotions about it to be honest..I am so excited about him growing up and discovering new things about life but there is a part of me that was looking at him thinking, how did it happen, it went by so fast and Im certain I missed things, the night before his birthday I was laying in bed thinking, there are things that I dont remember about him being a baby, so many things.. I know a lot of it was because he was so sick, its funny people that have come in to our lives recently or not so recently dont understand the gravity of how sick he was.. the nights that Hunk and I spent anxiously sitting in the hospital room waiting for someone to come in and tell us our worst fear, that indeed it was something life threating, I cannot begin to express our grateful I was that it never came about, it was just a long road to get to where we are today, one we like I said honestly didnt think we would make it this far.
Yet standing before me I have this amazing kid, despite everything he has stood up against and the struggles he has had he truly is amazing to us.. he has just the kindest heart and will always put everyone else before himself, he is thoughtful and loving, always always telling us how much he loves his family and how lucky he is to have a sister who is his friend and a baby brother which he thinks is cool that he can teach things to. He has the personality that just attracts the good in life, and he is so laid back, nothing really upsets him or fazes him (until his sister was being bullied and he really struggled to maintain his own personality in the midst of that). Now I know Im making him out to be the most perfect child in the world, I will be the first to say he isnt, he has his faults like everyone, but he is so damn close to perfect it makes my heart burst...
How incredibly lucky we were Wonder Boy that you chose us to be your parents..
How blessed you have made our lives, because of you I became a better person.
And yes my gorgeous boy I will still require cuddles and I love you's even when you are a teenager..something I dont want to think about right now...Im just getting a handle on the age of 10...
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