The youngest in our family is turning six today. I remember as if it was yesterday the day he was born. As moms know, the months prior to the day our babies are born, we have so many thoughts. So much to think about. From how they are growing inside our bellies, to what their personality will be like. Names, how they will look like, what color of eyes and hair, will they be tall, will they like to read, draw, play sports,will they be healthy, and how their siblings will welcome them.
So many thoughts crossed my mind. I had many months to plan, and also to get ready for this little boy to be born. No matter what we did, we were not prepared to what we had to do the first few months.
And here we are. Six years later, at 12:30 pm today, we are celebrating Lucas turning six. The day our lives changed just one more time. I am so proud of who he is today. He’s changed so much. He’s learned so many things.
:: you are such a funny person. We love your jokes and your faces when you want to make us laugh.
:: you are cute, and caring.
:: I love your laugh so much, it makes me laugh each time I hear your giggles.
:: you have grown so much in the last three months while we’ve been traveling, living in a different country. It feels like you are a much bigger boy now… please don’t grow up too quickly!
:: you are physical and are always ready to go play whenever a ball is involved.
:: you don’t really like changes.
:: I enjoy when you remember a story from a long time ago and you take us back to that moment.
:: you have a great memory.
:: I enjoy your love for baseball and hope you’ve learned a little bit on how to play cricket.
:: you can walk around the school here like you know it the back of your hands. When three months ago it was much harder to do.
:: I love it when you tell me you like it how I look that day.
:: I am so happy to see you learn new things, like play the drums or the new instruments we’ve seen here in India. And I am so happy that I can be a part of all that.
:: I love your hugs and kisses.
:: and your snuggles in the morning.
:: I love seeing you eat all that food for breakfast.
:: I also really enjoy when you are quiet playing by yourself in the bedroom, creating stories with the little lego people or the other young friends you have in your city.
:: remember last year?
We celebrated with a castle and knights, wizards and princesses.
You were just turning 5. You also were in preschool for the first time and had met new friends.
You had Molly and Daniel as your teachers.
You were playing in your classroom in the basement at Childswork, playing with blocks, drawing at the table, reading at circle time, started learning to play the piano. We went to play in the snow, went camping, went to a farm to help with work, went to hikes, played ball at the park and baseball, we went to Chile, and now, you are in India.
You have met almost 500 new friends, have seen cows, dogs, buffaloes, and camels and elephants on the street by the dozens, you are learning to play the drums and have seen dozen new instruments, you have seen the Taj Mahal, and many temples, and lots of forts.
What a year you’ve had! Thank you so much for being who you are. I can’t wait to see what this year brings to you.
Love you so much,