When 10 Became 11

Dear Sidney,

Eleven years ago today, in a still, quiet operating room, I heard the cry of a babies’ first breathe. In that moment, the sound of your voice became the song of my heart.

The years since that day have flown bye.

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I am so incredibly proud of the person you are becoming!

You are everything good and perfect in this world.

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You are strong.

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You are passionate.

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You are loving.

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You are dedicated.

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You work hard.

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And you have a deep, abiding faith.

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God has written the most glorious chapters for you these last ten years and he will offer another equally marvelous one in this your eleventh year.

I will be here to help you navigate the course ahead. I won’t always have the right answers (or the answers you want to hear), but I will try to live up to the title of  Sid’s Momma.

Thanks for bearing with me this last year as we have adjusted to some new-found freedom you so richly deserve. Promise me we can keep up our late night chats? I have found so much joy in those moments of cuddling and conversation.

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Before your Momma starts the uncontrollable sobbing that you know is bound to happen on your birthday, let me end this letter with one more thought-

Always, always remember that you are loved beyond belief by your family and your God. We think you are one amazing person.

Love,

your one and only Momma

PS- I put a lot of thought into picking this year’s song for you. It had to be this one….

 

 

 

 

 

 

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