I know that your birthday was yesterday and to be honest it was a lot of fun – just like you. There is so much that has happened in one year and I so wish we had cameras following us every day to record the amazing things that you do and say.
Over this last year you have taught me – as your mother – to trust my instinct even more. You have taught me to be decisive about decisions with your needs. I have learned that your well-being is priority over just “hoping it will get better”.
This may sound a little confusing but it’s extremely important to me as your mother and as your parent to have made a few hard decisions that would assist you in your future.
The biggest and most beneficial one was starting you with speech therapy. Your brain is extremely packed with so much knowledge and you have left your little mouth behind. So we weren’t understanding you too much – which honestly didn’t phase you. You have always made a way to communicate with everyone around you. It hasn’t been frustrating for you, you’ve just carried yourself with the attitude of, “if you can’t understand me, that’s ok – I’ll make a plan”. Other children would have got frustrated and kicked up a scene. You haven’t at all.
You’ve embraced the “teaching me to talk” sessions with both hands and have done so well.
You have grown so much as well. You’re tall and confident. (But if I see another butt shake, I think I might just lose my mind – but apparently it’s a “thing”) if I didn’t know it yet, I know it now – your adventurous antics and silly actions and remarks are so opposite to your sisters. We love you so much because of your unique qualities and traits.
If there’s an emotion to be expressed – you articulate it well. Anger, frustration, disappointment, sadness, happiness, excitement and love.
You observe the world with complete fascination and say what you think about it and make us laugh. To be honest – it’s the best stage of development and I’m enjoying it so much.
I can’t wait for you to be able to read and yet it scares the living daylight out of me because the world is so full of information – good and bad.
I’m praying that as you learn more about this world that you sense of morality and honor would grow even stronger. I’m praying that we can help you become a caring, strong, chivalrous and ambitious young man.
Happy birthday 🤗