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Ten Years- Shut The Front Door

We chose to not find out if you were a boy or a girl. 
Your name was going to be the same regardless.  
I knew you were a boy- because I had a dream when I was fourteen that I would have two boys. 
You were supposed to be born on April 8th 2001 
My water broke on the morning of April 1st
We made some phone calls but no one believed us
We went to the hospital
The nurse said (insert thick Jamaican accent): 
"Honey, this is your first, don't you worry this baby wont come out today."
Jokes on her.
April 1st 2001 9:20 pm
You were the best, cutest, most amazing baby.
I couldn't believe you had chosen me to be your mom.
You walked, ran and swam quickly
Always on the move
You are gorgeous and have the best smile
Handsome inside and out
I love that you just get it and that you roll with it
I love how you don't let the little things bug you
You love to discover and explore- and in the words of your little brother:
'You have the best ideas'
Just like your dad you are good at everything you set your mind to
You have the best sense of humor
You are an old soul 
You have natural empathy and are a healer 
You are a voracious learner and a self motivated seeker of knowledge
You have impeccable manners and engage with others on all levels
I love you so much and cannot believe you are in the double digits and a decade old!

Happy Birthday Monkey!

48 comments:

Andrea said...

And a very beautiful monkey he is! Happy birthday! X

Luna said...

Awwwww! Best post ever. How quick the time goes. Savor it all!

B&D said...

10 amazing years that have been filled with joy, laughter, delight
and discovery. Wishing you a
Happy 10th Birthday LJ.
Hugs and Kisses,
Babcia & Dziadzia

mise said...

You and he are both lovely, clearly in many ways.

Bruce Barone said...

So beautiful!

mermaid gallery said...

he is a sweetie! They grow up so fast....make the most of today. It is very special!

sheba said...

what a beautiful boy! happy birthday to you monkey!

:)

mr. pineapple man said...

Oh happy birthday! So handsome!

Almond Joy said...

Great post! I too had a dream that I was going to be a mommy of boys! I love being the only girl in the house! Happy Birthday to your oldest Monkey!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Oh my what a beautiful boy! I loved seeing him grow 10 years in one blog post...happy birthday to your boy and warm thoughts to you (since this is a special day for you too!).

XO
Lenore

Mama Gone Green said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday to your beautiful boy!!

dotblogg said...

happy birthday! beautiful post..:)
hugs
J

Drew said...

Lovely post and priceless pictures!
Happy birthday to the birthday boy!

Libbie said...

Now why couldn't my joke have gone that way?! :) Sure glad your did!!! He sure is a cutie! & A wonderful gift...so he would have been MONKEY if he were a girl too huh? :) Just kidding! But thanks for sharing this post with me right now! I needed it :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

OH gosh, he is so handsome! Happy birthday!!

sara said...

Happy Birthday to your little boy! I had to stop reading half way, as tears filled my eyes.:) My oldest one will be 7 this year, time seems to fly by so fast...I was holding her a few days ago and for a second I saw my little first born baby.

Beautiful, beautiful post.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Beautiful post to your son!

ag. said...

Happy Birthday to your Monkey! He is such a cutie! And lucky to have you as a mom...lovely post!

Jo said...

I saw your link on Libbie's comments and decided to come on by. Happy Birthday to your son! He sounds like a little gem and he is cute as anything. Have a great day celebrating!

Pistachio said...

I love all of those pictures, but the last one is just adorable.
Cheers!!

Bossy Betty said...

Ohhhhh...Just the sweetest! Hope you all enjoy the day to the fullest!

MamaWestWind said...

Aw! Happy Birthday!

la petite coquine said...

Such a beautiful little guy-he looks so much like my cousin Theo, it's wild!

I'm glad you always trusted your baby dreams-my mom named me after she "met" me in a false-labor dream, and I'm so glad she stuck with her feeling!

Diana said...

Aw, happy birthday! Ten is getting old!

Lovely World said...

Happy birthday to your monkey - and to you too! My daughter turned ten last year. It felt like quite a milestone. Hope all is well - my blog reading has been a little slim these days, but it is always fun to catch up! XO

liza said...

Happy birthday to your sweet boy! I hope he is having a beautiful day! You, too, Ren.

arianne said...

What a sweet post. Your love shines brightly through your words.

Stephanie said...

So sweet. Happy Birthday to your little boy!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Aw, this is such a beautiful tribute post and both your boys look gorgeous!! The last pictures has a special aww-factor :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR SON! :)

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet ren, it's wonderful to be on the swing of things on blogland!
Happy birthday to your sweet little one!! Your boys are so handsome and you have a really beautiful family. I love love this post so much! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

ps: i adore your gorgeous banner! :)

Signe said...

Happy bday Money #1!
he really is a cutie :)

Dani G said...

Love that boy!!!! Happy Birthday!!

Stacey said...

awwww, i so enjoyed this post! happy b'day to your little munchkin! amazing how the years fly by, isn't it?

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Happy Birthday!
He is a good looking boy!!
Proud mama you must be~

Grace said...

So sweet. HAPPY HAPPY birthday!!

Nuit said...

what a sweet post :) he truly is an old soul, i can see it in his eyes. He seems wise. I wish him and you and your whole family the very best! xo :)

Reina said...

LOOOOVVVVEEE this post for his birthday! such an awsome rundown of the past ten years with pictures and a narration.
sweet idea... and HAPPYYY BIRTHDAAAAY to your son a day late ;D

Pat Tillett said...

Happy Birthday! What a great post! Loved the photos also!

Laura Wynn said...

Hey Ren! happy Birthday to your boy!! and happy winning the giveaway on my blog! I haven't posted about it yet, but wanted to let you know :)
It'll be up and official tomorrow.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy birthday baby boy....We love them so much sometimes I wonder how I don't just squish him to death LOL!

Carol

tulpen said...

So dang sweet!

happy birthday beautiful boy!

Sara said...

SO beautiful!

Heidi said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your son!
What a handsome little fellow :)
Here is to 2001 babies!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your darling son.... 10 years old!! ....just like my grandson..... what a wonderful group of photos! Hope he had a fun day!

valarie said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy. 10 is a great age. Enjoy!

Krystal said...

awww happy birthday to him, he is SUCH A CUTIE!!!

vojacque said...

aww, what an endearing post. happy belated birthday to your adorable son!

heather yalin said...

gosh so many wonderful posts while i was gone. but this one. this one i adore. thank you for sharing the love...

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