After an insanely busy day of PTO, t-shirt orders, gymnastics for the girls, etc, etc, you my sweet son, were the one who was able to bring me back round and allow me to be calm. You, with your unparalleled wisdom for a boy your age, gave me the perfect gift at the end of a very busy day. You gave me yourself.
I love so many things about you. Right now, I particularly love how your sweet soul still wants to cling to your mom when something scares you, and I love that your able to tell me when you're scared. When I saw your lanky figure appear in my office doorway, I love how you looked quietly down at the floor and said "I really need some mom time tonight." I know you won't say those words forever, but for now, they are music to my ears.
I love that even though you are mature beyond your years, you find comfort in curling up in bed with your mom and talking. Tonight's talk was especially fun as we have so much to look forward to: donut Friday in the morning (an apple fritter for you!) a visit from Stan, Michele and Saray, Monster Math Night, new T-shirts to wear and a weekend of fun. Halloween next week and then Hannah's birthday and before you know it, Christmas will be upon us.
We also talked of your dream of playing baseball someday. I can see the excitement in your eyes as you describe what it would be like to meet your idol, Ichiro, or what it might feel like to play a game at Safeco field. I want for you all the things you want for yourself, and I can't wait to watch you make your dreams come true.
I often wonder if I'm giving you everything that you need. You are so responsible and I expect a lot from you as you help me take care of the other kids by brushing their teeth, fixing their breakfast, helping with shoes. Do you know how spectacular you are? Do you know that when I see you hold Austin or help the girls, my heart bursts with pride? Do you know that of all the children in all the world, you were made especially for me? I do. I know that you are amazing and you will teach me the rest of your life. You are my calm, my sweetest boy, and I am honored to be your mother.