Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Here He Is, The Ten Year Old
To our son, who is 10 years old today, thank you for choosing us, and thank you for making our family complete. When your sister was born, it was beyond magic, beyond anything we could have imagined. We were happy and in love with her. When you were born, we were content. And in love and happy beyond measure. But you made us whole, finished. You closed the circle. When you were born, it was like we knew you already. "Yes", we said to ourselves, "here he is." You and your sister were old friends from the moment you laid eyes on each other. She was there, you know. At your birth. I know you've heard this story many times. She had her little sweet hands on my neck and shoulders, "push Mommy, push!" she said. And when she held you for the first time, it was "hi Adam" over and over again. Was that really ten years ago? Really? It doesn't seem possible that is. And then I look at you, and I see this tall, gentle, creative boy, always smiling, always ready with a hug and I think to myself, "yes, here he is." Happy Birthday, our baby, our boy, who made us whole.