I Choose You (acoustic, live) by Sara Bareilles on Grooveshark 

 Every year when I do my kiddos birthday posts I get so emotional. It’s like a tradition for me to sit at my computer looking through photos with a good playlist on and tears streaming down my face. Looking back through photos, laughing and crying through the memories. This year even feels different. Like I know him in a different way as he gets older. I know his little heart in such a beautiful way. 

It’s been such a beautiful thing to see him blossom this year in such a sweet way- watching him start kindergarten, watching him play sports and make friends. Face the world. 

It’s been hard letting go for parts of it. 

 I try with all my might to embrace and capture and cherish every moment, yet I still feel like they are rapidly slipping through my fingertips. Aiden’s actual birthday is Sunday but I wanted to go ahead and post this for him. We are going to throw him a fun party tomorrow with critterman and bouncy houses and all of his precious friends! And then celebrate him all weekend. 

Six years ago I met you for the first time and my heart has never been the same. I laid eyes on you and that moment you took my heart and it is forever yours. I knew I would love being a mom, but I had no idea how much. I had no idea my heart was capable of loving the way it does now. I didn’t realize the intensity of it all. You have changed me, helped me and rocked my world in the best way possible.

You have so much of me in you and it makes our relationship something special. 
Our passion, our sensitivity, the way we tick. 
There aren’t the words. 
You are a TREASURE and being your mama is a gift. God entrusted me with you, what an honor. 

Its been so special to see other people recognize in you the qualities that we cherish and protect about you. When coaches and teachers talk about your heart, when they recognize your kindness and the way you love well. When they tell us about your prayers and how you treat others. When they see your creativity and the lens in which you see the world. All things that we want you to hold onto. 

Aiden your spirit is amazing. Your creativity, your sensitivity. I can’t wait to see where your life leads. I can’t wait to see the man you will become. 

As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a mom. And on March 22 that dream came true for the first time. I love you with all my heart & soul sweet boy. Thank you for being more than a dream come true. 

You are everything my love. 


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March 20, 2015


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