May 13, 2015

Birthday Boy


Dear Anthony,

Was it really 10 years ago that the nurses put you in my arms.  It felt like I had waited days to hold you and I was beyond terrified that I would break you.  I have never been more sure of myself as a mother as I was then.  I knew in that moment that there wasn't anything I wouldn't do for you.  That I would love, protect and cherish you until my last day.  Ten years later, and not much has changed. For me anyways.  You are always changing.  Always questioning. Always challenging. Always caring.

You have yet to meet someone who isn't your friend. You are a charmer.  I love that people see you as I do. Tender hearted.  A boy who thinks about what he says and does.  Who knows right from wrong.  I am so very proud of your heart.  Although I know in the coming years it will be the cause of much pain.  You are a lover and very trusting.  That you get from me.  I say embrace it. Love deeply and trust wholeheartedly.  Yes, you will get hurt.  But if you do any less, you will not be true to yourself.  You my son, will live life to the fullest.


There is a side to you that not many see.  The serious, committed, emotional you.  The reason not many people see this side of you is because you hold yourself together and to very high standards. But home is where you decompress, where you stop pushing yourself to be more.  You work so hard at school.  And you excel.  Your teachers love you and your friends adore you.  Some days you would rather turn the music up and keep to yourself. Worry comes easy to you because you care so much about everything. 


You are my mini through and through and we are going to disagree every now and then.  At times its frustrating for the both of us, but I am thankful that after all is said and done, we are able to forgive and love each other more for it.  

I wish you so much on your birthday.  Happiness and Fun.  Laughter and Hugs.  Today is your day.  Happy Birthday!  I love you more!

Love Mom


  1. This is amazing! I have goose bumps, and tears in my eyes!
    The most beautiful message of a mother!
    Happy birthday, little Anthony!

    1. Thank You Andrea. He has no idea just how much I love him.

  2. Oh my goodness this is SO precious and I LOVE the pic of your son in the flip-flops with the earbuds.

    1. Natalie, that is him in true form. He loves music and when he is stressed or anxious or anything he turns up the music and tunes out the world. Sometimes I wonder if I should worry about that, but it seems to help him get through things.