Thirteen years ago today…at 9.30 in the morning I knew life would never be the same. As long as I breathed air into my lungs, I’d walk to the ends of the earth for you. The day you came into my life lil Peanut, was the day I stopped just being a person…and became a mum. I looked into your teeny sleepy eyes and knew you were the best thing that ever happened to me.
Your entry into this world was as you always live, in a hurry to get someplace. It started with small contractions at midnight, your daddy was so excited every time I moved, he thought you were on your way, and by morning you were here. We’d waited so long to meet your gorgeous tiny and our love for you was more than we ever knew possible.
The happiest lil Vegemite I ever did see, you giggled and smiled your way into the hearts of everyone who met you. A charmer with your whispy hair of spun gold and twinkling blue peepers, every day with you in our lives is even better than the one before.
By the time you’d grown big enough for me to send off to school I did it choking back the tears and hiding behind stupid big sunnies. My tiny boy outweighed by this huge navy backpack and hat that came down so far over your noggin your eyes barely peeked out beneath it.
Now you’re a teenager and these years my boy, they’ve gone by in a blink. I can’t hardly believe that teeny Bub I heard take his first word, did a happy dance as you took your first wobbly step, never wanted to let you go as you said a final goodbye to your daddy, held my breath and watched on as you wheeled along on two wheels all by yourself, roared at the sidelines like a proud lioness as you scored your first goal…and as you took my arm and lovingly gave me away to the man who is your idol, your hero…
It’s hard for a mum to watch her boy grow bigger by the day, go from a boy to a lad, see him falling from her clutches as he inches ever so much closer to manhood but know we are so damn proud of what you’ve become kid. Of your kindness and compassion for others, of your everlasting strong love for everyone in your life, of your determination and devotion to be something great, of your ability to see all that’s great in the world, of the way you remind us to laugh every day and live as though we had none left.
With all my love from galaxies near and far far away, happy happy day no-longer-12-y-o. Love, Mama G & The Vet xxo