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 has been a joy to see your perfect little face mature, your infectious laugh has been music to my ears and your increasingly witty personality has been a welcome treat.
Turning 10 is really exciting! And, try as I might, I can no longer deny that you are a big boy. However, you’re still not too big to be tucked in. It is still ok to refuse to go to sleep until Stinky Bear is secure and right by your side. I will still hold your hand when we walk in the street. If you fall asleep on my bed, I will still carry you to yours — even if my arms protest against your weight. I will do all these things and more … provided you do the dishes.
You may be small in stature, but you deliver big in the hearts of your friends and family. You are equal parts funny and focused; playful and calm. You have an incredibly compassionate and considerate personality. Seriously, they don’t make fairy tales sweeter than you.
It is truly an honor being your mother.
The Loving Mommy