Dearest Jamie, mommy’s gorgeous little two-year old
It feels like we just celebrated your very first birthday, no in fact it feels like just yesterday that I gave birth to my blue-eyed angel, but time really goes by fast when you’re living a fairytale life and now we’re already celebrating your second birthday.
Jamie, you are such a sweet child. You spread love and joy where ever you go. You enrich my life with all the hugs and kisses I receive from you, all the cuddles and snuggles makes my life just perfect. Not a day goes by that I don’t feel lucky, lucky to be your mommy, lucky to have your daddy by my side, lucky that God gave us this most perfect gift two years ago – your life.
When I went for my 11-week scan when I was pregnant with you, the obstetrician told us that you were really very busy in the womb, you must be a boy, and that’s the way you still are – a really energetic, busy little boy. You definitely keep me and your dad on our toes, that’s for sure! But that’s who you are, you wouldn’t be you if you were a quiet, sit still in one place type of boy – you want to be out there and explore as much you can. You’re mommy’s little adventurer and I love it!
Every day I’m amazed at how clever you are. When daddy got his Ipad you immediately figured out how it works, switching apps like a pro and surprising us by playing difficult memory games and succeeding, clapping your little hands when the character says “mission accomplished!”. You started bathing yourself, smearing soap all over your body, brushing your teeth, putting on your shoes, lifting your bum when I do a nappy change, you potty train like a pro, you learn new words, pointing out body parts on demand, making animal sounds and imitating them… there’s so many new things every single day. You really are a clever monkey!
I read someone’s blog post last week that made me bawl my eyes out. She said: “Even though many days would pass in the blink of an eye, there would always be a moment when your world would snap to a halt, and you would look at them while they were doing something mundane and normal, and you would be painfully conscious that they were no longer the size they were last week, and that they would never be the size they are at that moment again.” (Credit to: http://www.babyrabies.com/2012/07/a-letter-to-my-51-year-old-self/) Oh that struck such a cord, Jamie, because you are growing up at rapid pace, my boy – in two years you went from a tiny 3.78kg baby to a 14kg blonde, blue-eyed toddler boy who tries so hard to be independent. At the same time I’m proud as hell and so very sad, because I can’t will time to go any slower. This is the part that really made me cry “Please know, please remember that you tried to savor that time. Be at peace, knowing you spent late afternoons curled up with them on the couch, that sometimes you just sat and watched them move and run, that occasionally you took inventory of all the things they’d learned in the last week, and that you appreciated your time with them the best you knew how. Know that despite your very best efforts, there was no way to freeze time.” It’s so true, Jamie, sometimes I just look at you or rather stare, taking mental pictures of you, because I never want to forget any stage of your life, I never want to forget the way your eyes sparkle when you’re happy, your mischievous smile, your happy dancing, those precious precious warm cuddles. No every memory is part of me, and there’s many more to come and I’m looking forward to every year, every month, every day with you!
My boy, my son, the apple of my eye there’s so much I have to say, so many feelings to explore, but the most important of all: you are two years old, part of our lives for two years and nine months and you are the most wonderful gift from above your daddy and I could have ever received and we are so thankful because you made our lives complete. We are so proud of you and what you’ve achieved in your short life thus far. We love you endlessly – there isn’t enough grains of sand, drops of water, distance, volume or anything to describe our love for you, that you can be sure of today and for the rest of your life.
Happy birthday, Jamie!
May you be blessed in abundance, may the sun always shine for you and may you have reason to smile every single day of your life.