My Darling Aidyn,
On this, the 12th anniversary of your birth, I find myself at a loss for words. I think every year I find myself in the same emotional position and yet this year is so very different from the last. Maybe this is because it’s the last year before you level up into your teen years. Those birthday letters will undoubtedly be filled with more
You’ve been doing this life in stereo since 2004. You’ve accomplished more in your 12 years than a lot of people have in their lifetimes, Sweet Pea. To name a few:
- A film you worked on was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival.
- You were once called “one of the nicest kids in the whole school”
- You had your first paying job at the age of 10 and it was for a commercial that ran during prime time on popular english and spanish language channels. All your friends, family and even your teachers saw it!
- Also at the age of 10, you played the piano to a crowd of more than 30 as your Aunt walked down the aisle at her wedding.
- You attended the US Open.
- You’re almost certainly a guinea pig whisperer
You got through your first year of middle school like a boss! And, your forecast for life seems to be clear and sunny! I’m so sure you’ll continue to do amazing things and I’m so very excited to bear witness to it all. You are Mommy’s greatest love and greatest joy.
Forever your #1 fan,
The Loving Mommy
My Beautiful Boy,
Eleven years ago, a baby was born and a mother was made; eleven years ago, both of our lives took a dramatic turn. From that day on, there would be nothing more important to me than your happiness, security and development.
You were very literally cut out of me. Yet despite
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My Dear Beautiful Boy,
Well, well, well … look who’s crossing over into the double digits!
It has been a decade since you have snuggled up beside my heart and captivated it with your brilliant baby beauty. Over these past ten years, it
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You are my son.
Not until you have your own will you come to fully understand the privilege, the force, the pride and the integrity behind that statement.
I am your mother.
In your lifetime you will meet many other mothers, and not only will you realize that no two mothers are alike, but
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I’m as big a celebrity watcher as most people are and am quite fond of the statements they release when some huge event — such as marriage, divorce, pregnancy, sex change — occurs in their lives. Gwyneth Paltrow announcing the end of her 10 year marriage to Chris Martin via her blog reminded me
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My Dearest Baby Boy,
We’ve known each other for well over nine years now and I am so proud of the little man that stands before me each day. Age 9 is a fantastic age.
I thought for your 9th birthday, I’d list a few fun facts about the number 9:
When people say
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This has been the theme of my life as of late …
Filled with 2 parts sadness, 1 part feigned happiness …
Everything’s been … hazy.
Have you ever felt like you’re outside looking in?
Such has been life as of late …
Prone to random, hidden trickles of tears, followed by a smile
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My Dearest Baby Boy,
Eight years ago you made me the happiest Mommy in the world with your birth!
It has been:
8 wonderful years of loving you to pieces …
8 years of kissing your face …
8 years of mending your boo-boo’s … (including the invisible ones) …
8 years of in-depth
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This evening, my little boy had something to do with making someone’s night very… serendipitous … in every sense of the word.
I left work at roughly 6:20pm this evening and ventured toward Park Avenue to collect my boy from his father …
I work on the West side — making the undesirable
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My Dearest, Baby Boy:
Seven whole years have passed since Dr. Martas sliced Mommy open with a scalpel … and yanked you out.
At this time, 7 years ago, I was laying up in a hospital bed, numb from the waste down and waiting for the next steps …
It was a happy and
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