8

October 5, 2012

My biggest boy is 8 today.  I just shake my head at the thought.  I blinked and he’s 8.  I’ll blink again and he’ll be driving.  Gulp.

Anytime I think about my babies growing up I get teary.  I get especially teary when I think about this boy.  My first.  The one who experiences everything first and who has to bear with me while I figure out this parenting stuff as we go.

So many times I feel like I’ve failed him.  So many times I feel like I haven’t understood him.  So many times I wish I had said or done something differently.

Gavin, my son.  I love you beyond any words I can write on a silly little blog.  Someday maybe you’ll read this and hopefully you’ll begin to understand just how much you mean to me.

The day you were born I was forever changed.  The life I had been living before had little meaning until I held you that very first time.

You are so handsome inside and out.  You have a heart of gold and a smile that brightens up even the grayest of moments.  I love watching you grow up.  I am so proud of you.  You amaze me every day.  I love doing life with you.  You have taught me more than I have ever taught you.  For that I am thankful.

For YOU I am thankful.

I love you.  Happy birthday.

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4 Responses to “8”

  1. someone special is at the door. . . it's grandma! said

    My biggest boy Gavie. I love you so SO much! Happy birthday, VIII year old!

  2. elisabeth da-da-da-da-DEMPSEY! said

    “The day you were born I was forever changed. The life I had been living before had little meaning until I held you that very first time.” motherhood summed up perfectly– right there.

    happy birthday gavin! you truly are a sweetheart and a caring soul! your dempsey friends love you very much!

  3. Meredith said

    Puddles of tears after reading this post. You have such a way with love, Em…you bring such an elegance to the table of life. I am blessed to know you.

    • recoveringgavin said

      Aww thanks Mere. Ultimately we have you to thank for starting us on this journey. We are forever grateful! Love ya kid!

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