Ten years ago today, you came into this world and made us parents.
And now look at you.
You are growing up, my handsome son. I see it every day. It makes me happy to my core and scares the tar out of me in equal parts.
Have I ever told you that I am winging this mom gig?
Sometimes I do right by you. Other times I beat myself up because I know I didn't handle a situation with you the way you needed.
I shower you with I love you's and hugs and hope that makes up for it, in some small way.
I also hope that the day you are too old to feel comfortable with that stays away just a little bit longer.
Today, you came running out of school at lunch with so much excitement that it made my heart skip a little. It is the simple things that make you happy. Daddy and I took you out for lunch, just the three of us, and you chatted excitedly about your morning at school. I couldn't help but smile and think about how much you have changed.
You are growing up, my son.
It is exactly as it should be.
Happy 10th Birthday buddy!