Saturday, November 26, 2011

Where did my Baby Go?

Today my Sam turned two! Two years since I first laid eyes on that beautiful baby. The child that would remind me what true joy and happiness was again.

Dear Sam,

Today we celebrated your second year of life with a day of play and fun with Grandpa Jay and Uncle Joe Joe.  You played "night night" with your uncle and read books to your baby doll.  It's like you knew it was a special day, you were too excited to nap!

You have grown so much over the last year.  Learning to walk and run and dance and talk.  You always waited until you were sure before doing anything.  Not walking until 15 months or talking until 20 months.  It's like you wanted to be sure you would succeed before trying.  But I could watch you thinking about it.  Working it out in your head.  You are such a thoughtful and deliberate boy. 

Once you decided to walk you took off and now I can barely slow you down.  And once you decided to talk we couldn't get you to stop.  You learn at least a dozen words a day.  Today you said the words that I will forever hold in my heart "I love you!"

You are always on the go but I can still get you to slow down for an occasional snuggle and I secretly love when you ask me to "rock" even in the middle of the night.  When you bury your head into my neck I realize that you are still my baby boy - I want to hold onto those moments as long as I can!

You love Elmo, your brother and your Daddy.  You love to stack blocks, and count in both English and Spanish, and you adore buses.  You dance and sing and spin.  You love books and will read them over and over and over again.  I hope you never lose your love of reading.  

Sam, you have taught me so much over the last two years - patience and love beyond bounds.  You have filled a broken heart with so much love -- mending it piece by piece.  You have brought joy and light to my life and because of you I am a better person.

I am so blessed and lucky to have been choosen to be your Mommy.   

I love you my sweet boy and can't wait to see what lies ahead for us.

Forever yours,

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