This morning, when I crept into your room, I found you already awake. And grinning. (Neither thing happens regularly. son, so please forgive my surprise.)
"Happy Birthday, SIX-year-old!" I crowed, diving into your bed intending to cover your face with kisses.
"Mummy! I've been six since midnight, you know. That's almost six hours already!"
I covered your face with kisses anyways, in between giggles that I couldn't hold back.
Six going on 12. Seriously, kid. You crack me up like no one else and I wouldn't have you any other way.
|A "modest" Luke, suiting up...|
I love your fire and your shy - they are a potent mix of traits that will always draw people to you, often despite your best efforts. I love the way you seem to know, instinctively, who needs a gentle touch...and who needs a swift shove, instead.
Trust your heart, Luke. Though you might be hurt by letting someone else hold it, I hope you will
never regret the decision to do so. It takes enormous courage to be vulnerable and every day, in so many different ways, you show your brave self countless times. It's one of my favourite things about you.
|Luke the Brave|
|Dancing like no one is watching...|
You are growing up so quickly, my baby boy. Thank for random hugs, whispered words of love and for thinking that everything I cook is delicious. For asking if you can help, for folding the laundry exactly the way you've been taught and for singing harmony in the car. I hope that one day, you will let the rest of world hear your clear, beautiful voice. It is a gift. You are my greatest gift.
Without you, I might never have known the excruciating pleasure of hearing your rare, though utterly contagious belly laugh or the soft, gentle way you slide your way into my arms when you need comfort. What a privilege to be your soft place to land and the person whose hand you reach for first.
Thank you for your trust and your guidance and for choosing me. You are absolutely my most favourite Luke of all time in the history of ever.
|My favourite Luke|
You complete me. Us.
I love you.