To my strong, sweet, funny, gorgeous, courageous son…
Sorry for being emo today but I can’t help it.
Today you turn 17.
Pictures of you race through my mind.
Flashbacks of raising you as a baby, a toddler, a young boy,
Adventures with you and your sisters.
Travelling the world with you and feeling like a child again as I experienced those moments with you.
If there was a way to turn back the hands of time, I would.
But on second thought, I would not.
I love watching you grow into the man you are becoming.
So many things about you that I adore.
But I’m not gonna embarrass you here. and list a hundred adjectives that describe you.
Deep in my heart, it’s all hidden…the memories of you growing up.
Your sense of adventure, your love of life, your sensitive and compassionate heart…
The way your eyes twinkle and smile when you talk..
The way you make your friends and loved ones feel as if they are the only ones in the world when they are with you.
Your intensity when you are focused on a goal…
Your curious nature that makes you want to be in the moment…to live it, absorb it.
Your infectious laugh…even your annoying jokes.
And I love how you express yourself and always speak the truth..no matter what.
I’m the lucky one…to have you in my life.
So much more to say…and my eyes are starting to well up with tears…as I see the young man you are becoming.
My heart bursts with pride when I think of
May this year be the BEST year of your life…EVER!
Happy 17th Birthday.
This is just the beginning of the amazing life ahead of you.
Which I know will be full of great surprises and unexpected HUGE blessings..