Happy 3rd Birthday to the one who sings me “I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family..”, to the little boy who gives the biggest cuddles, who’s giggles make my heart burst, who still believes me when I say I’m trying to take the face cream off while rubbing it on…to the one who jumps into my arms when I pick him up from nursery, sometimes still insists on sharing my pillow and never fails to amuse me with his rendition of “Gangnam Style”.
You’ll never know:
How excited I was when I found out I was pregnant,
How much I used to talk to you as you grew inside me,
The way you’d start kicking about the minute I’d lie down to go to sleep.
You’ll never remember:
How you tried to push your way into this world but ended up being lifted out,
How many times a day I kissed you when you were born,
All the times I sung you to sleep.
I’ll never forget:
The love that rushed to my every cell when they placed you on my chest,
The way you looked up at me when you were feeding,
The first time you giggled at 6 weeks old,
The day you said mama for the first time,
The way you make me hold onto your foot when you get into my bed in the middle of the night,
The song I hum that calms you,
Where you’re most ticklish,
How you rub my cheek and say “Sorry mama” if you accidentally hurt me…and so much more.
My darling boy, in the 3 years since you stepped into my world, you have made me stronger and more courageous, tolerant but also more assertive. You have literally turned by frowns upside down and for that I love you.
Wishing you the most blessed year ahead and the best time at your Peppa Pig birthday party later today.
Love you infinitely,