Five years ago today, my life was flipped upside down in the best way possible.
The day you came into the world I learned that time can stand still and move at lightning speed all at the same time.
My heart grew tenfold and I learned the meaning of selfless love for the first time in my life.
Becoming your mom has been my life’s greatest blessing. And watching you become the greatest big brother is my life’s biggest joy. You are the piece of the puzzle that made life make sense.
These days, you’re growing so fast and so big, I can hardly fathom when your little big head fit just perfectly in the nook of my chest. Breathing in and out so rhythmically against my heart beat.
From those hazy newborn days until now, you have been my guiding light in this journey of motherhood. I learn every day what to (and what not to) do, stumbling my way through each phase as you grow. You, my first born are my life’s greatest teacher.
You are the intuitive one. Even when you were a tiny baby, you stared into my eyes and made me feel like you knew everything I was thinking without saying a word. While that might have been the sentiments of a first time mama enamored with you, my first baby love, it hasn’t changed much in the past years as you’ve grown into your personality.
You are kind and sweet. You are fiercely loyal and love being surrounded by your friends and family. While you are usually reserved, you love soaking in attention and being in the spotlight just the same. You are courageous and brave and protective, especially of your little brothers. And you, my sweet son are thoughtful and considerate, just like your umma. And you have a heart of gold, just like your daddy. Your little soul is full of emotions and your great, big heart is something the world needs so much more of these days.
The sound of your laughter and giggles as you wrestle your brothers and Dad is music to my ears. I love seeing your imagination and creativity come alive as you build your big buildings and tell your wild super hero stories. And your love for the arts leave all of us around you in awe of your talent.
You are your little brothers’ greatest idol, your Dad’s pride and joy, and forever my first baby. Happy 5th birthday my sweet boy, I love you so much, THISMUCH, forever and ever.
Today, You Are Five