A day like today 9 years ago, you gave me the single greatest gift someone has ever given me: you made me a mom. I see you day, after day, growing before my eyes, and I can’t help but to get sad. Because you are not my little boy anymore. Yet, I am so happy to see the person you are growing to be.
Dominic, you are one of the kindest persons I know; full of energy, and silliness. You are inquisitive and really smart (I should add that you can ask 100 questions a day some days). You love to talk, and love to read, but you love it even more when someone reads to you. I love your hugs, and you love mine. I can’t believe you are turning 9 years old.
You have taught me patience, and to love a kind of love that is bigger than words, or anything else in this world. I get tears in my eyes every time I see pictures of you when you were a baby, or just a few years younger. I swear, it feels like it was yesterday. But at the same time, I enjoy our conversations. I love the fact that I can teach you things about the world we live in. I love how helpful you are; and I get really happy when you can read Spanish, or try to write in Spanish; which is something I taught you.
This picture was taken a week ago on our camping trip to Russian River, and it is the more recent picture I have of you on my phone. This is what you are to me: you are my light….