Sixth Birthday

Dear Super M,

You’re six-years-old today.

How can that be? How can it be six years ago that daddy traveled 6000 miles to see you be born? Six years of your long eyelashes, of your bright, big eyes, a laugh so infectious, so spellbinding. It cannot be six years since you were brought into this world. Time is going way too fast, baby.

You didn’t come easily. In fact, there wasn’t much about your being in my body that was easy, but my goodness, are you a special one to me. You see, baby, you are my super hero, because you helped get me through the toughest time of my life, do you know that? At first, I didn’t think I could handle your daddy being overseas at the Bad Guy’s House. But when you were born, it changed. You were born with this super power, just by being around me, you make me stronger. It was the toughest time of my life, and you helped me get through it just by being with me.

You are an amazing little dude that has been through a lot yourself, and yet, despite it all, you are the sunshine I wake up to every day, and to everyone in this family. I hope you know how special you are to us, to me.

Thank you for being my super hero. I hope you enjoy all that we’re doing to ensure you have a happy birthday, baby. (Especially since I ruined your birthday last year by being in the hospital).

I love you, you big six-year-old birthday boy! (Now, stop getting older, dammit!)


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