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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

To My Son on his Birthday

Happy Birthday today to my older son!! Ten years ago today, he made me a mother for the first time and became my greatest teacher.


 
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From you, I have learned that growing up in this world can be very hard but facing adversity with a smile always helps.


 
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Where you've had no voice, I have spoken for you.

 
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When you have been treated poorly, I pressed for change.


 
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When you cried for help, I have answered your call.

 
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Sleepless nights and restless days have hammered out a shield of patience for me that I never thought that I could carry.

 
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From you, I heard, "Stop talking, mom. Listen to me with your eyes and your heart. They will tell you what I am saying."


 
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A collector of vacuums.


 
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My carousel rider.

 
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Even when you shun the excitement of a party and are not interested in gifts, I will silently celebrate with you the day you changed our lives forever.

Peace, health and happiness to you in your tenth year.

9 comments:

  1. That was beautiful, Amy, really beautiful. Sending love and hugs to you all xxxx

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  2. Happy Birthday Trey! Beautiful sentiment Amy. He is a wonderful boy.

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  3. Thanks, Leanne! He was so happy the day we spent with you and Tracey. It was as if he was around people that understood him, and he could exhale. Thanks for that!

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  4. Wonderful post Amy.

    10 years ago today - my Mr B was in the NICU - and it was Miss M's 3rd birthday. I'd had to cancel her birthday party. I'd already been away from home for a week. She was living at my mum's house and visiting us for an hour a day at the hospital. Until then the longest I'd left her for was 3 hours. My mum brought her to the hospital and we had her cake and candles in the NICU, and then my mum took her away again.

    That week I learnt how to split my heart in two.

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  5. Ruth, I have chills. Wonderfully said! I remember that entire story as though it was just yesterday!!! How far we have actually come. I am so happy to still be in touch with you! Happiness to your birthday babies. They are simply beautiful!

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  6. Happy Birthday to a child that is beautiful inside and out; a child that has touched so many lives, including mine! I know that I have been changed by your family...you have taught me more than I could've hoped to teach you. So thank you "T" for all the gifts you have given us, and thank you Amy for all the lessons you continue to teach! xoxo
    ~Jody M.

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  7. Xo Jody! He took a birthday drive to "Jody's" tonight. :)

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  8. Oh Amy, this was a wonderful post. Trey teaches you, you're teaching us.

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