Saturday, August 04, 2007

A letter to my birthday boy!

The little Guys Birthday was actually yesterday (sorry for any confusion!)

Dear Bud,
It is hard to believe it has been 3 years since you came into my life! What a fun filled trip it has been thus far. You came into the world in record speed and caused mommy some grief in the process, but I have long since forgiven you for that, never shall I forget, and you will probably be reminded of it several times before I die!!!!! You were a relaxed go with the flow baby, you never crawled, you rolled where you wanted to go, and it got you there surprisingly fast. You walked late (your sister pretty much catered to you so why should you walk, or talk for that matter!!!) but you took off running. You tend to sit back and relaly get things figured out in your head before attempting to try it. But once you get it all figured out you really get it figured out...there were no stumbly, drunken sailor first steps, it was all confidence and easy strides. You had others worried, by your lack of drive, and they were not afraid to express thier concern to your dad and I. I just let everyone know that this was your personality. You could not be compared to your
sister as you are 2 different people with 2 very different personalities. I am privledged to have been allowed to watch you grow this far. we had a rough start to our relationship.....just as you were getting to really know your nutty family (you were about 4 months old) mommy got sick and had to have surgery and you stayed with Daddy and I in the hospital, and slept in the same bed you did when you were a you looked huge in it! We spent 10 days in house which included Christmas Morning. We were released that day but couldn't go home as there were no
boats. I apologize for the lack of pictures of your first Christmas, and when I look through your scrapbook, the void makes me sad but I am lucky to be here today and thank my stars that Dr. Paine jumped on board when he did and took charge!
You are a trooper, always up for an adventure and causing quite a few yourself. You had your first ambulance and plane ride at 18 months. You scared us to death, with your blue lips. Mommy had just found out you were going to be a big brother, and in the sight of you hooked up to tubes and moniters was
too much for me and I passed out. We made it through it, your daddy flew over with you while the Dr's here patched me up and then I caught the last boat and flew in the car to the hospital to hold my little man. You were soooo sick. They got you up on your feet in a couple of days though. It was R.S.V. and (knock on wood) you have had no return bouts of it.
It has been a pleasure to spend the last three years with you, and this last year you have grown by leaps and bounds. In the last couple of months you started really talking. Up
till then it was just mumbled words and pointing. Now you talk as plain as can be and definitely get your point across quite plainly!

My hopes and dreams for you are bigger than the moon and stars itself. I hope you are always happy, and that become the person you are destined to be, and by far the most important thing for you to remember is that you remember that you are loved more than any words on a computer screen can explain. I love you so much it hurts!!

--Love Always and Forever
Your Mommy


Mrs. H said...

Happy birthday, Bud!*HUGZ for you and mommy*

Anonymous said...

Oh my you trying to make us all cry?? Buddy definately has a mind of his own at times but that is what makes all children such a joy!! You have 3 treasures and they will grow to make you a very proud mom just count to ten at times and realize growing pains for them is hard too. They are all 3 a joy to our lives and pray we have many years to watch them unfold.