December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday

age five

To my boy:

Words fail me, as they so often do when it comes to you. I see wisdom when I look at you. You are a strong boy, and you know what you want and how to get it.

I am amazed by you. The thoughts and the ideas, and the focus and ingenuity! I can't begin to describe the feelings I have when I see you thinking. Because when you focus on something, it's as if I can see the wheels turning in your lovely head. Then they start turning faster and faster, and suddenly, something grabs hold of you and you cannot be stopped.

Your hands have such dexterity. I'm constantly amazed by the things you build, with the way you take things apart and put them back together. I used to try to remember when I taught you, I'd try to recall where you'd learn something like that.... but I don't think you "learned" it anywhere. I think that's just the way you were born. That's just the way your mind is programmed.

I have to stop sometimes and remind myself that you're only a boy, because you have the wisdom and the know-how that would suit someone decades older than you.

I'm amazed by your spirit.

I hope that I'm guiding you in the right direction, because you were born to lead. I see it, I feel it. You have greatness inside of you. It's your birthright, it's your calling.

I wish you all the best this life has to offer. Goodness knows, you've earned it.

I love you.