Smitten Kitten

Sometimes I think back to when I was young and starting to like someone, that crush feeling you get. The butterflies, the permanent smile, the happiness that permeates through your veins, when it feels like light is exuding from every pore.

That is how my son makes me feel every single day.

It seems so cliché…children will change your life, you will never love someone so much. But that’s why it is cliché. Because it is true. This child has changed my life forever, for the better. The smile that appears on his face when he sees me; the way he snuggles into me when he’s shy or tired, nuzzling my shoulder; his perfect, spirit-lifting laugh; his huge teeth that you can see when he grins; everything he does is a wonder. As we watch him grow and learn, I am stunned every day by how amazing he is, how lucky I am, what a great gift we have been given. I am not a religious person, but I would call us blessed.

As we near his first birthday, while I can’t believe that a year has already passed, I also can’t believe I lived my life without him for so long. He is every cliché: the light of my life, the apple of my eye, my pride and joy. He is all those things and so much more. The unconditional love that pours out of me when I am around him, the perpetual bliss that I feel, would stop all war and cease hate if I could harness it.

My precious baby boy, growing so fast, how I love, cherish and adore you…

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