Now We Are Six

Oh how my heart aches and bursts with pride today. My baby boy is turning 6 years old. While I am happy to see the tail end of 2009, I am weepy about my little one being one year older. It seems like only yesterday that this was the face that greeted us on our first visit to the foster home to welcome him into our forever family:

And now, Sweet J, you have grown beyond my hopes and dreams. You are a sweet, sensitive, boisterous and spirited little man. Your body and your mind are constantly on the go. You ask the most thought provoking questions and you charm everyone you meet. I am so proud to be your mom.

If I could make a wish for you as you blow out the candles on your cake – it would be this: Never lose your ability to question, embrace your empathy and sensitivity but also remember the worlds troubles do not belong all on your shoulders. It’s okay to be silly and carefree at times – life will be serious enough when you are grown.

And from my one of my favourite books as a child, Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne

When I was one,
I had just begun.
When I was two,
I was nearly new.
When I was three,
I was hardly me.
When I was four,
I was not much more.
When I was five,
I was just alive.
But now I am six,
I’m as clever as clever.
So I think I’ll be six
now and forever.

As your mom, I’m okay if you want to be six now and forever! But know even when you are “really big” at ages 26, 36, 46 and on an on there is always room in my arms for you.

Happy sixth birthday, light of my life!

Love, Mom

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