To my firstborn on his 24th birthday

I remember the day you were born as if it were yesterday. 

You made me a mother that day and honoured me with the most precious and cherished title I will ever hold.

You not only changed my world forever that day but you also exposed me to a whole new world of firsts; first c-section, first smiles, first visits to the pediatrician, first steps and first birthday.

I am truly blessed to have experienced that world of firsts together, even when it sometimes felt a bit scary.

But you taught me that being scared was okay.

You taught me what it truly means to be a mother. 

You taught me to be more patient.

You taught me the meaning of unconditional love. 

You taught me to see the beauty in the simple everyday moments in life and the importance of being in the moment.

You helped me build the confidence I needed, develop a trust in myself and showed me just how much love I had to give so that when it came time I would be ready to become a mother again…and again.

And although that time to become a mother again came sooner than expected for me, just shortly after your first birthday, you embraced your new role of big brother so fearlessly and then with the greatest of ease you did it again a few short years later. You were born to be a big brother. 

Your dad and I feel so beyond lucky that you were our first. You won’t remember most of those firsts from early on but thank you for the incredible gift of sharing them with us.

Keep shining your bright light on the world Jacob; my witty, laid back, handsome, smart, hardworking son with the beautiful dimples you hide behind your beard 🤪, with your curiosity and thirst for adventure and with so much kindness in your heart ❤️. 

We love you to the moon and back, forever and a day. 

Forgot to add this one to the video montage

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACOB 🎂 and I wish for you nothing but happiness in the year ahead.

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Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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