My baby boy is 6 months away from being two today. Yes, Benjamin is one and a half today! How is that possible? That the little boy I held in my arms that was light as a feather is now 26 pounds and almost 3 feet tall.
Today, I want to thank Benjamin. I want to thank him for making me a happier person. Don't get me wrong there have been times that I have been sad during these last 18 months but unhappiness does not consume and define me. If you asked me what would make your life better, I would say not a single thing. I have the one thing that completes my family -- my Benjamin. I laugh more and enjoy life more.
With Ben, I get to be a kid again myself. I get slide, swing, run and jump more than I ever have in the last 20 years. I get to visit cool places like the zoo, Sesame Place, LOMB and Hershey and see the wonder in my child's eyes as he discovers things for the first time.
He has made me a better person. I'm not a very patient person and I tend to lose my cool on occasion but he has taught me understanding and how to take life as it comes. Life isn't perfect and we need to celebrate those imperfections.
The thing I treasure most is that he made me a mother. It is the greatest gift I could ever receive. I know I talk about things like wanting Chanel suits and Cartier watches but those things matter less to me. I would give away my Chanel bag (and if you know me you know how much I treasure that bag) and everything I own to have a million Benjamins in my life. To say I am Benjamin's mother is a privilege that I will never take for granted. He has made me realize why I was put on this earth. It was to have this child, Wally and I named Benjamin Joseph, for the world to enjoy because he is a treasure.
Thank you Benjamin for these reasons and so many more.
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