Today is my son’s birthday! He’s 13. It’s been a busy day. I’m trying not to weep. I thought I’d share the poem I made for inside his birthday card.
On the day you were born, the world was changed.
You came into the world, our lives were rearranged.
From the top of your downy head to each little toe.
You made us a family, our sweet baby boy.
You grew into a toddler, a happy little boy.
You learned to talk and explored the world with joy.
You loved big trucks, balls and your dad.
Mommy would have to just laugh when you were mad.
You grew into a “big boy” with eyes of blue.
You went to school and tied your own shoe.
You made friends and learned to read.
You learned to fail and to succeed.
Today you turn thirteen! Oh what a day!
It’s the day to be happy! A Birthday!
Yes, mommy’s heart is a little sad.
But to see you grow, that makes her glad.
When you are a man, we’ll still be here for you.
Wherever you go and whatever we do.
We’ve been blessed to have you in our lives.