You turn 5 today and I am so grateful to be witnessing your growth. I truly believe that no other mother out there loves their child quite like I love you…. and you are so loved by many.
We’ve had a really intense year and have gone through a multitude of changes and both processed it in our own way, as well as grew together. We grew, and I have watched you grow.
You have grown into your spirit and in love even more than I could’ve ever imagined.
Jude, you are my biggest teacher of FORGIVENESS. I observe myself holding onto grudges and then watch you immediately choosing forgiveness towards me when I act out of anger or when a friend at school does. You remind me to be in my heart and you are so wise. You are filled with so much love it brings me to tears.
Jude Jo, my love for you can only expand. You are my comfort, my friend, my source of gratitude and a reminder that being in the NOW is what matters most.
I will sacrifice anything for you always-
You’re a wild-haired blue-eyed spirited thing with the biggest of hearts. You bring me toys when I am throwing up so I can “cuddle” with them and have seen me breakdown in tears at least once a week lately, always to be met with “It’s ok mom. I don’t want you to be sad. Kiss and Hug? I love you. It’s ok.”
You’re misunderstood by many , but also just absolutely adored by everyone. Everywhere we go, people remember you and I, probably because of your Mowgli / Tarzan hair and my tattoo sleeve combo. You are so loved…
I cannot even imagine my life without you or how our life path has journeyed so far, and this year we’ve been gifted with Ben and a new wild haired baby to add to our crew. It’s still you and I forever… you are my favorite and I am so grateful to be witnessing the boy and many you’re becoming. So many people remind me that time flies and I will miss these moments with you… and YES but also No.
I love watching you grow. That’s my job- not to coddle you but to accompany your growth with love and patience and acceptance. It’s all such a gift and you are such a beautiful soul.
Jude- I am so excited to see how you evolve with age 5.
You are one of a kind and I will love you forever.
As you say-
My heart to your heart & Your heart to my heart-
Love always and forever,