Saturday, March 12, 2011

To my son

To Grayson. Happy 4th birthday.

(an insert from your baby book)

"I couldn't wait to hold you for the first time. The wonder about what you would look like was finally over. It was love at first sight. All 10 fingers and 10 toes. You were perfect from the first moment.

We brought you home to start our new life as a family. Gently caring for you and learning what it really meant to be a mommy and a daddy. Countless baby books read. Hours of preparing, and now it was time to put everything to use.

We worried about every noise you made. Every small hiccup,every little cry. We checked on you countless times while you slept and stared at you every second we could.

Sooner or later we begin to understand that the love we have for you is much bigger than we could have ever expected. We begin to know that love is strong and fragile, endless and forever.

You are the most important thing in our lives."

Happy 4th birthday Grayson. You are the most amazing thing that has ever happened to this family. You cease to amaze me with your sensitivity and compassion. I can't wait to spend more birthdays with you!

1 comment:

  1. Everything you said, is what dad and I experienced when you were born Shannon. You were our miracle baby, and have always amazed us with your strong determination for goals and direction, sensitivity, and beauty of soul. You're an amazing mother, with strong opinions towards being as "natural and organic" to leave this world a better place. You are a great mom, so hands on with your proud of yourself, as we are of you. Today, is Grayson's birthday, but it will always be your original "Mother's Day" :) I love you to pieces for making me the most happiest grammie ever.