A Birthday Song

A Birthday Song

it’s hard to believe that in only 3 years I’ll have a teenage boy. Like Really?!

Today is a bittersweet day. My baby is 10. What seems like so long ago really has passed by so fast. It’s amazing how life happens and before you know it you have memories to treasure for a lifetime. A lot has happen over a decade ago and I never thought I would be where I am raising such a loving young boy who is growing into a young man before my eyes.

For the past 10 years I have planned months in advance planning lavish parties for this young boy. I would stay up late making sure everything was perfect.  I had a fear of failure and I always wanted so much more for him than I ever had, but as I’m growing into an “old women’ I have realized I’ve missed the important moments at parties. Like visiting with family and grandparents. I was far to busy making sure decorations stayed up or running around making sure someone had extra cake. It reminds me of that one bible verse of:

“just be still and know that I am God” – psalms 46:10

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Just be still Kacie, I say more and more to myself these days. I  don’t know if that is the part of me that is maturing or the part of me that is growing more lazy and fat as time fades. I woke up this morning and sang the happy birthday tune to him but there is also a new tune that sings in my heart as well. It reminds me of this bible verse:

“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God” psalms  40:3image

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its a reminder of thankfulness over this decade of my sons life. I’m thankful for all the great friends he has encountered, the family of two, five generations he has been able to know, a wonderful and loving pawpaw that is teaching him the responsibility to his Faith, a very strong nana whom has shown him the power of strength when you are faced with fear, a dad who has shown him the investments of saving a dollar and for my own self, I thank him for pushing me to become a better person and I can only hope that the next decade to come he will be proud at what he has accomplished and looking back at the wonderful moments in his childhood.

Happy birthday my sweet boy

xoxo

kacie

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