I’ve been staring at a blank computer screen for awhile now. I’m not sure that words can properly convey how proud I am to be your Mommy. At your birthday party today, I held you as everyone sang happy birthday and I had to fight back tears. How did I get so lucky to be your mom?
You are crazy and stubborn. A little OCD and a major perfectionist. You are known to be a bit of a whiner and have an attitude from time to time. But, you are also crazy smart. Handsome like your Daddy. You have a wild imagination. You are sensitive and compassionate. You have a huge heart and a love for life. You are silly and love to laugh. You tell the best knock knock jokes known to man. You make me laugh until I cry.
The other day you were very sad because you said that when you turn 4 you will have to move out of the house because you’ll be a man and you can’t live with your Mommy and Daddy when you are a man. I want you to know that you can live with us until you are old and grey if that’s what makes you happy. I will always love you as fiercely as I do now. Even when you are as big as Daddy you will still be my baby. Even when you are taller than me and I have to stand on my tippy toes to hug you, you will still be my baby. Even when you have your own babies, you will still be my baby. Nothing will ever, ever change that.
Thank you for making me a Mommy. Thank you for making my life complete. Thank you for loving me even when I am not perfect. Thank you for letting me see the world through your eyes. It’s a magical world and I’m so lucky to be a part of it.
I love you with my whole heart and soul, Brayden Bittel. I am so, so proud of the boy you have become.