I am participating in Momalom’s Five for Five. Today’s topic is on Age. Which is perfect, considering today is my son’s birthday.

Dearest Buzz,

There is a tree stump in our backyard, taller than I wish it were. Not for any unsightly reasons, but because you enjoy climbing to it’s highest, sawed off standable surface. You perch on top like you’re watching over the world, with a grin that says you know you shouldn’t.

And then, you jump.

The fact that it takes my breath away every time only seems to make it better.

You would bound in lieu of a normal gait if I let you. Off our porch stairs, from the school bus, the back of the couch. A simple matter of trying to get from here to there is a lesson in flying. I constantly have to remind you to walk, to stop you in your tracks before you can take that leap into air.

You have always been my wonder. My daredevil. My superboy. My days are filled with nervous sentiments of be careful, get down from there, you’re going to get hurt. Yet, you have to find out for yourself, never one to take my word for it.

You have always been ready to jump.

And I still hope to always be there to catch you.

Happy 6th Birthday, my love. There is no better day to see just how far you can fly.

18 Responses

  1. 1
    alita says:

    Happy 6th (!!!) birthday! Enjoy watching him fly. It is so magical isn’t it?

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  2. 2
    Justine says:

    Happy birthday Buzz! Love the sentiments you captured here. We always wish for the best for our kids, that they could fly if they wanted, yet when they do, like you so beautifully wrote here, we wish we will always be there to catch them.

    A lovely tribute to your special little guy.


  3. 3
    Kristin says:

    Happy, happy birthday to your special guy! Watching them spread their wings and fly is the most amazing thing.
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  4. 4
    Melissa says:

    Happy 6th birthday to your little daredevil! :)


  5. 5
    Kelly says:

    Aw – happy birthday to your fearless boy!
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  6. 6
    marie says:

    Happy Birthday to your sweet boys. We sure do make em’ feisty these days huh?
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  7. 7
    Tina says:

    Oh Happy Birthday to Buzz. What a sweet face!
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  8. 8
    angie says:

    Happy Birthday! I loved this post!


  9. 9
    Kate says:

    What a beguiling smile! Happy birthday Buzz – to infinity and beyond! (Just dont scare your mam too much!)
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    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on April 28th, 2012

    @Kate, Ha, too late for that!


  10. 10

    What a great birthday post. I was surprised by the birthday announcement at the end. Didn’t think that’s where you were going. But, it’s perfect. Of course! :)
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  11. 11

    Happy Birthday to him! 6 is a wide world to explore, may he find all the love & adventure it has to offer!

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  12. 12
    Tiffany says:

    Happy, happy birthday!!! Jump high little man!
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  13. 13

    I love this sweet birthday note! I started writing notes to my kids before they were born and have continued every year on their birthday. Your son will treasure having this one day. He is precious, and seems so full of life and wonder.
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    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on April 28th, 2012

    @Ali from Daughter-in-Law Diaries, I hope so, thank you.


  14. 14

    Absolutely beautiful! I love how you appreciate his personality and want to be there to catch him. Happy birthday to being his mom, too.

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    Melanie says:

    Stopping by from SITS sharefest.

    How sweet! He sounds like a lively one.
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  16. 16

    Happy Happy Belated Birthday to your adventurous boy! xoxo
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