Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Ninth Birthday, Aaron!

What Aaron Means

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

The above may be what your name means, but to me, you are some of those qualities, plus so very much more.

It seems like just yesterday you were born, now look at you! Nine years old today!

You were about 10 days early, still..the morning my water broke with you, took your Dad and me totally by surprise. We were so excited to finally get to meet you!
The kind of love you awakened in me was really surprising. It's not a better love than your other brothers..just different.
Our relationship is different. You have truly enriched all of our lives..Me, your Dad, your brothers, Your step Dad, your aunts, uncles, grandmother/grandfather and cousins. We all love you so very much!

You witnessed a lot of things, as a small child, between your father and I that you never should have...I am grateful that you were small enough, that it didn't affect you too badly.

You are becoming quite the young man....You have had some earlier struggles in school, when you first started, but we figured things out, got you what help you needed to overcome those obstacles....and now look at you! Your grades, your self esteem, have skyrocketed! You are so handsome, so smart....your artistic abilities truly amaze me and I know, if you continue down the path you are going, you are going to one day do some great things.

You tell me you want to go to New York, or Paris when you grow up and become a famous artist...and I truly believe that you will achieve that dream....You are so inspiring to me Aaron. The effort you put into developing your artistic side astounds me.
I just need for you to work on your relationship with your little brother. He looks up to you so much, so try, as you get older, to work on developing the skill of patience with him. It would make things at home a lot happier for everyone.

We have been through a lot...good times and bad....
There have been a lot of firsts...

First Halloween...

First Haircut....

First Birthday....

As you continue to grow, with each birthday you will have, you will have other firsts....of a different kind....

Just know, that every year I have with you is special. You are special...in more ways than you will ever know. You are growing up so fast...too fast in my opinion...but, what is a mother to do...I can't stop the hands of time.
Just know that I will always be here for you, always love you, I will always support you through life.

You truly are an amazing kid!

So, again, I say to you Happy Birthday, Sweet Aaron!


new diva said...

What a truly lovely post and tribute to your son. Happy Birthday to him and many happy returns!

i beati said...

keep and print all this for them like a journal or diary . How about the dancing with the stars..sk