10 years ago at 8:30pm after 22 hours of labour this 8lb 8oz miracle was brought into this world. Today this kind, funny, adventurous, tender heart, and compassionate little guy turns 10. Alex I cannot begin to tell you what a blessing you've been. You've made this world brighter. You bring joy and laughter to everyone around you. Your spark inspires me in ways that I will always be indebted for. I’m in awe of you. Why? Because you’re better than me in every way – much better. Funnier, smarter, more open, more intuitive, braver. I have days when I can’t believe that your dad and I created this human being who seems to be better parts of both of us. I am the luckiest and proudest mama of the most beautiful and hilarious boy. Your boundless energy, your sweet demeanor, your creative spirit – it all comes together to make you a truly remarkable little human being. I feel privileged to be your mama. From a parent’s perspective, it doesn’t get any cooler than that. As you journey into the next year—which I’m sure will be tremendous. I’m filled with anticipation to watch you become more and more uniquely you. My heart will be right there, growing alongside you, my love spreading to cover every new inch of you.
I love you, my sweet Alex.