To my dear Alex
This post is a little bit late, as you have been five for all of 5 days already. Which just goes to show how busy life is at the moment, and how quickly time just melts away.
You joined this world on Sunday the 21st of September 2008, at 5 to midnight, determined to be born on your grand-father’s birthday. (Your C-section was scheduled for the 23rd) And what is quite interesting, is that Grand-pa was born on his Grandmother’s birthday … making the 21st of September a rather popular day in our family!
It is a day that I will never forget, and in fact I will cherish it forever …. It was the day that I became a mother for the first time, and learned what unconditional love really is.
I am so proud of you my boy, and watching you grow up is bitter-sweet. While I love the fact that you are gaining more knowledge and independence by the day, my heart aches for the tiny new-born nuzzled against my chest that seems to have disappeared in the blink of an eye.
Yesterday, Dad and I went to Ballito for the day to look at the new house, and we left you and Caris with Promise for the day. When we got home, it was late and you were already in bed. I asked Promise if all was ok, and she said yes, but that Caris wanted her to sing a lullaby before you both went to sleep. Promise didn’t know the lullaby that Daddy sings to you guys every night, so she told us that you sang the lullaby for Caris. (Sleep, Sleep tonight, And may your dreams, Be realized … by U2). My sweet boy, this just epitomises what a beautiful soul you have, and what an amazing little boy you have become.
I love you to the stars and beyond, and I am so truly blessed to have you in my life.
Love you always xx MOM