11 years ago today, I became a mother for the first time, and my heart exploded. Kai is wonderful, magnetic, full of creativity, and has an ‘old soul’. It’s so hard to believe that being a mother, and having a son can bring you so much bliss, joy, and so many opportunities for growth. He teaches me something every day.
Looking into his face, I see so much. I see who he will be in 20 years. Kind, gentle, loving, and passionate about so many different things. LOL. Thinking about him makes me laugh. He’ll also need his morning coffee before he gets going in the morning.
When I look in his eyes, after he’s scored a goal at soccer, I see pride.
When I look in his eyes, when he’s hurt himself, I see pain.
When I look into his eyes when he’s discovered something new, I see wonder.
Sometimes, when I look at him, after I’ve yelled at him, I see disappointment and hurt. As a mother, you never want to see that look in his eyes, but this teaches and reminds me to have a soft voice with him.
When he looks at me, and I look at him, I feel love. As his mother, I want us to always look at each other with acceptance. There is so much to see, and learn, when you look into someone’s eyes. He teaches me to be a better mother through his gentleness and thoughtfulness.
Our beautiful boy is 11 today. I look forward to the many years of wonder to come.
Happy birthday to our beautiful son Kai.