…has turned one! I’m 450kms away from him in a town called Geraldton, Western Australia (I’ll be telling you why in another post). I’ll be home soon F, and whilst I know you can’t read this (and that a first birthday currently means nothing to you right now) it means a world to the XO and I as you’ve only been in our life for 12 months now, but in some odd way it feels so much longer then this. Your Mum did all the carrying and provided you with everything you needed to get a glimpse of this world – so… how do you like it so far?
One day, I hope you look back and remember to go up to your dear old Mum and give her a cuddle. That time won’t come for quite a while yet, but you see – your Mum did all the hard work – and she carried you about inside of her, thinking of nothing else but you. Our oldest had his turn – and I hope he trips over a similar desire himself too – one day it’ll dawn on both of you the sacrifice and selflessness a mother carries about her person at all times. I hope the ‘penny drops’ for you in much the same way it did for me, and if my mum was here right now – I’d go and give her a huge hug and say thank you – it’s a mother’s (whomever you consider that person to be) love that helps you grow into this world, and without it, you’ll feel hollow and lost inside.
SO this weekend there’s a first birthday party for my youngest boy, and it’ll be a dead simple affair – truth be told, I’m simply not a birthday person – I never have been… they come and they go – and most times I have no idea it’s happened. Having kids changes all that. The XO is a mad thing for birthdays, and I know that she would have been sitting there last night wrapping like a mad thing, with nothing but the lad’s birthday on her mind.
Cellobella over at Redsultana has made mention of the first birthday experience for someone who’s NOT a parent of the child, and I thought it fit in rather well, with where some of my thoughts were going on this topic. It must be odd at times for some people who feel a little out of place at a first birthday party, so – if you happen to be attending said party – don’t feel odd or out of place. We’re just happy to be here – 12 months down the track – and we’re happy to be here with all of you too. It mightn’t seem like such a big milestone for our son – him being one and all – but really, it’s a bloody huge milestone for us, so thank you!
Have fun – enjoy – and go out and get yourself a ‘coldie’ (of whatever refreshment tickles your fancy)… I’m going to go and have a quiet cuppa and mull it over for a smally while, as I’ll be home sometime soon. My boy will smile, gurgle something unintelligible – probably through a mouthful of drool – and I’ll be the easiest bloke to spot there from miles around. I’ll be the one with the biggest smile!
Thanks love… Belongum – Out!