What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. ~George Bernard Shaw
So big, so strong, so confident. I cannot believe that four years have passed this quickly and yet it seems as though he has always been here with us. Saturday we celebrated Noah’s fourth birthday.
As a Mother it is impossible to remember a time when your children were not a part of your life. They fill your heart in such a way, that it doesn’t seem possible that you existed before them. Noah has brought so much to our lives and I am so grateful that he chose us as his family. Every birthday, we tell a story of how they used to live with the angels, and upon seeing Earth, decided they would like to come and live here for a time. Their Guardian Angel tells them to sleep and dream of their parents and when they awake they tell their angel who in turn, finds his parents on Earth and tells them to prepare down on Earth for his arrival. After nine long months, his Earth body is ready and his Angel walks him down across the Rainbow Bridge and turns him over to his Parents, who promise to love and protect him all of his days here on Earth. His Angel watches over him from above, and his parents watch over him down here.
Every year I tell this story, I am so thankful that these two boys chose me as their Mother, that they chose us as their parents. Four years ago, after five days of labour, Noah crossed over the Rainbow Bridge to join our family. He has brought so much love with him. He is our levity to an otherwise serious and sometimes anxious family. He is confident and sure footed. He walks this Earth as an old soul, one who has traveled this path many, many times. He is fearless. He is loving. He is affectionate. He is silly and very quirky. He is headstrong and stubborn like his Mama. He is kind and good hearted like his Dadda. If I had to pick one word, though to describe Noah, it would be joyous. Noah is filled with Joy.
So as we begin another turn around the sun, my dear little brown eyed boy, I wish you many happy returns of the day. I hope that your heart will always be filled with love and light and joy. I hope that the sun shines upon you always, and I hope you always know how much it means to me to be your Mama.