Thursday, April 26, 2012
Eleven (TTT #181)
Oh how time flies! I spent time this afternoon looking through old photos. I remembered so many events from time gone by.
How is it possible that time moves slowly but flies by?
You were once a chubby kissable kid.
I look at you and I see a strong young man. A young man!
It's hard to believe that you are getting so big. I can still see the little boy that wouldn't touch his first birthday cake.
You are such a strong kid. Resilient.
This year has been another year of transition.
It hasn't been easy on you. I know that.
I am proud of you.
We've moved a lot - 6 states in 11 years.
It hasn't been easy on you to make friends in new schools.
You never give up- never quit trying. That is a great quality to have.
It's good in friendships.
It's also good in video games. Oh how you love your games!
You've always loved achievements.
When you were five you got your first legos- a rather large set that indicated it was for age 8 and up. You tediously poured over the instructions with determination until you got the entire Batman Lego set together. You showed it to me proudly and then said, "I think I'll take it apart and do it again."
When I asked you recently what you want to be when you grow up, you said, "In charge." This makes me smile. You thrive when you are able to lead.
You also said that you want to develop video games like Notch (the creator of Minecraft).
I know you will succeed in whatever you want to do.
I hope you know how much I love you.
A mother's love is hard to define.
I loved you before you were born.
I became a mom because you were born.
I want to be there for you but I don't want to get in your way.
I want to give you space to grow and give you support to do what you want to do.
I pray for you.
I adore you.
Your hugs are powerful.
I feel stronger after you hug me.
I suppose it means that your hugs squeeze just the right place in my heart.
Your smile -especially that bright, full dimple smile- is delightful like the first snow of winter or a rainbow in the spring.
Your words- I cherish what you say. I am thankful that you talk to me. Don't ever stop sharing your highs and lows with me.
I will always listen to you.
I will always love you.
My first born son turned eleven on Monday. I am tremendously thankful for him.
This is my Thursday Thanks Tank.