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.
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!