Thursday, August 24, 2006

Double Digits....Take two

Ten years ago, at this time, I was in labor for the very first time.
I had no idea at that moment, how profoundly my life would be changed. How at the moment that perfect baby was laid on my stomach, I would be a mom. I didn't know that at the moment I took one look at him, I would fall more deeply in love with him, than I ever knew possible. That this was unconditional love, unlike anything I'd ever experienced before.
I didn't realize just what being a mom meant. I never truly understood the phrase "wearing your heart on your sleeve". I didn't know it was possible to hurt a hurt so deep, at the sight of my little one hurting. I would say that I would die for Matt, and I think I might, but there isn't a doubt in my mind, that I would die a million deaths, for the life we created.
I said he'd be my baby forever.
And now...here he is..10 years old. Where has the time gone? How did this happen? Wasn't he just laid upon my belly. I can remember it so clearly. How could it possibly have happened 10 years ago. It seems like yesterday.
He has grown into a fine young man. You wonder what your children will grow to be. And yet, as they grow, you know this was the person you always knew they's be. He is exactly who he should be.
He is awesome. He is so kind hearted. He loves his brothers with a love so fierce. He is smart, and funny. And oh so handsome. He is the most creative person I know. The one who can create anything out of nothing. He has a red hot temper, that sometimes gets him in trouble. But it isn't ever a hateful thing, just an irritated explosion.
He is more wonderful than I could have ever imagined. He is so much fun as he is growing up. It is fun to sit and tease with him and watch Matt and him wrestle. I wish these times would last forever.
I love this boy more than life itself, and feel so incredibly blessed to have him in our lives.
Happy birthday, Matthew, you bring me more joy than you could ever imagine. I love you so much.

4 comments:

Bekki said...

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Shell said...

Awww...how sweet Bek, you should print that and save it for Matthew when he's older. How do our kiddos get so old so soon??? And what is your phone #?? lol

Gina said...

I have to tell you that I am siting here in tears...Tj is sitting on his little Elmo couch watching Sesame Street and Parker, now just a week old, is snoozing in my arms, and all I can think is that one day both my boys will be 10. I want the time to go slowly, and yet, Parker is already 7 days old!! Not possible! Anyway, had to tell you that I got my tears shed today! *lol*

**Happy Birthday, Matthew!! We love you and miss you sooooo much and wish we could be near you on your special day! You are such a wondeful boy and we hope that all your wishes and dreams come true! Have a great day! Love, Auntie Beana, Uncle Tim, Tj & Parker**

deb said...

Happy Birthday Matthew!!

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