Just the other day, I held you in my arms for the very first time. I couldn’t have imagined the impact you would have on my life, nor the things you would teach me.
Just the other day, I watched as your lips curled up, forming your very first smile. Little did I know how much your wonderful, quirky sense of humour, would send me into fits of laughter over the years. To this day, you can make laugh like no other person can.
Just the other day, you found the courage to let go of my hand, taking your very first steps on your own. I couldn’t have understood the mixed emotion a mother feels to slowly let go of her child, willing & encouraging them to find their own path, but feeling a sense of loss at the same time.
Just the other day, I dressed you for your first day of school, packing up your Ninja Turtle lunchbox with your favourite snacks & putting you on the big yellow school bus. I couldn’t have foreseen the number of years of education you would pursue, ever working diligently towards achieving your goals.
Just the other day, I stood so proudly as I watched you successfully complete your education. Years of hard work culminating in graduating in a field where you can utilize so many of the wonderful qualities you have obtained as young man.
Just the other day, I cried most of the way home on the train, after settling you in to your new place as you prepared to begin your career. Feeling so excited for you to embark on this chapter in your life, yet knowing in my heart that this move was a more final one than the many we had done in the past.
Just the other day, my heart was overflowing as I witnessed the vows exchanged & the love spoken between you & your beautiful bride. Knowing the challenges you had both faced in bringing you to this day of celebration, I had no doubt that your love was one that would stand the test of of time.
Just the other day, I heard the excitement in your voice when you called to tell me you had purchased your first home. A place to lay down some roots and call your own. A place to raise a family some day.
Just the other day, I saw such joy in your eyes as you shared the news that you were going to be a father. My heart was bursting as I know what a wonderful man you have become & that this child will be so blessed to call you Dad. As the days come closer to meeting this beautiful new little being, I couldn’t help but think...
Just the other day, I held you in my arms for the very first time.
*Dedicated to by beautiful son who is expecting his firstborn in the coming days.