I know, I know, I've been gone 5 million years. But I've got good reason to return today! My sweet lil baby is turning 2! In so many ways I can't believe it, but then he gives me that defiant glare and I'm all, oh yeah, he's 2.
My sweet darlin you are 2! You are such a joy to our family and you provide endless giggles. I have never wanted to kiss someone so endlessly. There is something about your sweet little chocolatey skin that beckons my lips. You're just so smoochable! You are never allowed to get tired of my kisses, for I fear I may never stop-regardless of your age. Or mine for that matter.
You are so content to just hang out and play, especially if your sister isn't all up in your business. Cars, Melmo (aka Elmo), beads, and balls are a few of your favorite things. You can stare at a rolling matchbox care for 30 min straight! You also sing from morning until night. People stop me in the stores just to ask about this singing baby! You always astound us by knowing the tune to a song you've only heard a few times. Yep, you're one musical little guy.
You have taught me so much about how to be a better momma. This bond, this trust, this love we've been working on? Sometimes it was just plain hard. But baby it was all worth it for where we are today!
We will celebrate you today, eat cupcakes, and open presents. We'll thank Jesus once again that you're forever a part of our family. And I'll think of the sweet woman who carried you, birthed you, and took care of you for your first 6 months of life. She remembered your birthday and was very specific about telling it when she had to sign those papers. I know this day was important to her. So we're going to do it up right! But my heart is also with her as I'm sure she misses you today and wonders how you are. Make no mistake you are LOVED on two continents.
I love you baby boy. I hope your birthday is as happy as can be.