Tuesday, May 05, 2009
My little man is turning five. What can I say about five? Five of the craziest, most amazing, challenging, truth bearing, loving, learning, living, inspiring years of my life. Our life. I'm not sure what Shawn and I expected five years ago on this day. I know we were shell shocked after many, many hours of labor and pushing. I know that nursing was not as easy as I expected. I know that I felt completely wiped out when that gorgeous babe finally came rushing into this world, somewhat like a fish flopping onto a dry deck. I know that we still haven't caught up on sleep yet. I know that we felt like three people on a small island, floating along by ourselves, for the first 2 weeks of that beautiful child's life. I know it has not been easy. I know it has not been all fun. I know it has been a great deal of work. I know I have not been perfect. Far from it. I know that love comes in many forms. I know that miracles happen. I know that being a parent is the most amazing journey a soul can take. I know that I am grateful beyond words for the partner that follows me on this journey. I never knew I could love this much.
And so today you turn five Jackson, my sweet, sweet son. I wish for you on this day, what I wish for you on every day -- happiness, peace, joy, love. At the age of five you are a beautiful, bright, funny, intelligent, perceptive and spirited child. You are loved beyond words.
And I wish to you a very happy fifth birthday. I can't wait to see what "five" has in store for us. I love you buddy, xoxo, Mommy