My sweet little Dude:
You have brought me nothing but pure joy since that very first moment. Watching you grow, absorbing the world around you. I’m reminded each day of the treasure you bring into my world.
As all mothers do, I have goals, dreams and wishes for you. I have as you can imagine, dozens of them, but on this 6th anniversary of your life, I will limit myself to this six Things
Your dreams: MAKE THEM A REALITY (#DreamBig)
Your family: TREASURE THEM.
Your friends: BE LOYAL TO THEM.
Your fears: Embrace them and allow them to make you stronger.
Your passion: LIVE IT.
Seek joy: Every single day, find something that makes you happy and do it.
and yes, yes I know I only said six but here is and EXTRA one and my FAVORITE OF ALL
I wish for the kind heart I see you in now to stay firmly in place: Keep it, nurture it, handle it with care. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you are too sensitive. You are the first to hold your sister’s hand when she is scared, the first to run for the ice pack when someone is hurt, The best part of my day is the joy I get by your smile, your hugs, the tender way you put your hand on my face or suddenly say, “Mami, how was YOUR day?” I couldn’t live without your affection and kindness.
I will always love you, my monkey.