March 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Boy

My boy turns 7 today. 7 years ago at 7 in the morning, I was crooning at him in an empty labor and delivery room as he was born at nearly the change in shift and everyone had cleared out.

He was a tiny boy. 6lbs. 12 oz and 18 inches long. He was mine. He had ice-blue eyes that when he opened them, they cut through straight to the heart and would melt ice floes within.

He was mine. I would literally stare at him for hours on end. I'd watch him sleep, breathe, sigh, smile while dreaming, twitch, shudder and move. I'd watch him eat. I'd watch his expressions as he caught new or different sounds. I was fixated on him.

He was mine. He is mine. I thank the good Lord for him every single day. He is what gets me through, what powers my days, what leads me on. He is mine. He is 7. He is growing before my eyes and I'm not sure where the time has gone. He is 7. A young man - a baby still - struggling to figure out the blows life has recently dealt him. He is 7 and has a world of possibilities laid bare before him from which to pick and choose at his whim.

We lay down at night together and we have an "I love you" contest. I usually tell him I love him to the moon and back and he usually tells me he loves me "To infinity and beyond" and then we add things to the infinity... and retire in fits of laughter.

So, to my Boy, Happy 7th Birthday, you are so very loved, by so many people, shall you never ever doubt it. I cannot believe how you have grown and I see nothing but potential in your future. I love you to the moon and back my sweet, sweet boy. I love you to infinity and beyond - squared!

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Posted by Oddybobo at March 10, 2010 02:57 AM | TrackBack

Happy, happy B-day!!

The husband sent him a message last night.


Posted by: Christina at March 10, 2010 07:39 AM

Happy Birthday to the Blue Eyed Boy! :D

Posted by: Pam at March 10, 2010 10:36 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Carmen at March 10, 2010 06:57 PM

Happy Birthday to him! He is growing up so fast! I remember when he was... 2? Gah!

Just so you know... Mr. T was 7 when I started blogging. He's in 7th grade now. :)

Posted by: Bou at March 10, 2010 10:13 PM

Happy Birthday to the both of you!!!

Posted by: Yabu at March 12, 2010 08:43 AM

He's a precious precious gift... :) As are you.

Posted by: Richmond at March 13, 2010 06:46 PM

Happy B-day to the birthday boy! And I could love to infinity and beyond those blue eyes alone.

Posted by: diamond dave at March 14, 2010 07:36 AM

Happy Belated Birthday, Little Cutie!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at March 14, 2010 05:50 PM

Happy late birthday to the boy. Little boys are just the best. Mine is almost 13, and he is still MINE!

Posted by: patti at March 20, 2010 08:43 PM