Saturday, May 14, 2011

May 10, 2011

My darling are 10 today. How can that be?

Only yesterday you were pushing and stretching against my taut belly, insisting on an early arrival. Only last night you were cutting your first teeth, taking your first tumbles, growing your first curls, smiling that beautiful smile I know so well, all glossy with baby drool and accompanied by your baby squeals. Only this morning you were swimming in the sea of your Hawaiian home, trotting barefoot across the lawn of your Waimea pre-school, holding my hand for ring-around-the-rosie...again. Only this afternoon you were winning your first skateboard competition, idolizing Mrs. Seliskar in your 2nd grade class, painting award-winning tropical fish with bubbles for farts that no one would notice.

And now, this evening, look at you. So big. So wonderful. I blink and try to refocus--who is this tall boy with curls that graze his shoulder blades? Who is this kind-hearted, quick-witted, generous and compassionate boy? Oh, it is my bunny. My baby boy. My love, I'm so proud of you. I love you so much. Happy 10th birthday, sweet one.

Ever, Mommy

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