It’s 7:47, you’re at the end of a lousy cold and as you snuggle into my side , your warm hands and rosy cheeks burrowing into my neck , I can’t help but think that I will never get this snuggle again , yes we will snuggle every night or afternoon , as we have since the day you jumped into my heart- but not this exact snuggle , 22 months 14 days old , every bit of perfect – I just want to take the time to tell you (if I don’t enough already) how much you have altered my universe , by becoming it. You’re a sweet boy , full of smiles , kisses , love and kindness. Not to leave out your spunk, defiant side and ability to melt my heart even if the midst of the worst temper tantrum, because at that moment you want what you want and I hope you never lose that tenacity and determination , you’ll need it in this world , mixed in with all of your love and light hearted nature – I want so many things for you and your sister – I want you to be kind, compassionate people , I want you to know you are loved , believed in and my world revolves around you two. I want you to be good to people and to each other. Don’t ever be mean , vindictive or spiteful – don’t do with the intent of getting something in return – that isn’t the goal. Look out for each other , love each other through thick and thin , disagreements and hardships , be your sisters biggest fan as I’m sure she will be yours. Protect her – not that I’m sure she will need it , with her spunk – remember besides daddy you are the other man in her life , be best friends.
I could go on and on but I want you to know you’re an amazing little boy , you’re smart , bright , and your smile lights up my every moment.
I love you Charlie.
Love , mommy