Once upon a time, I told anyone that asked I was not having children. I would say that the grandchildren would have to come from my sister. I did not see kids in my future as something that lived with me day in day out. A wonderful aunt yes, a mother not so much.
But then I married and while it took Chosen One a couple of years, I decided I was ready.
Wise One came into our lives and we have never looked back. Our conversations revolved around him and what he was doing. I can not imagine life without my Wise One.
His humor is funny and silly. But can be sharp and sarcastic at just the right moment.
He is reserved but full of self confidence.
He respects rules and order.
He is loving but in a his terms kind of way. He knows what he wants and what he doesn't. He is strong and sensitive.
His knowledge and curiosity amaze me and keeps me on my toes.
He loves peanut butter and can't stand squash. He prefers white bread over wheat but understands I win in that case. He doesn't really like chocolate but won't turn down something sweet and sour.
I am so proud of who he is becoming. A man, slowly. One day I will look back and have a hard time remembering this moment.
Happy Birthday, Wise One, you are a very fun 8 year old to be around! I look forward to all the future birthdays we will celebrate together. Thank you for changing my life!