Friday, January 12, 2018

ELEVEN .. Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

My son was born on Martin Luther King's day so every time he celebrate his birthday, it is right around that week. This year, he is very happy because even though his birthday falls on Monday, they are off that day and they also got another day off today due to storm. He was excited when he woke up and I told him that school is cancelled. He exclaimed "Yes for a 4-day weekend!" Anyway, as he celebrate his 11th birthday, I wrote something about him to represent his ELEVEN years of existence.

E - Eldon.. I was going to name you after my Dad  but we  decided  that Eldon is perfect.  Everywhere you go, the  crowd seems to gravitate with you  because you have that very friendly personality.  EJ, as you grow up, remember that Mom and Dad would always be the rocks you can lean on, no matter what the situation is.  We love you  and your sister to the moon and back.
L - LOVING... I wrote that in all caps because you are such a loving  person.  You always  make sure to tell us how much you love us and we love you very much for that.  Although you are no longer little, in my eyes, you are still my little boy.  I think, you will always be my little boy who  always bring light and laugh to our lives.  Your  quirky sense of humor is very contagious!
E - Excellent story teller.  I always find joy in listening to you  when you are telling us stories.  Your animation is very  enjoyable.  You might exaggerate things sometimes but I still enjoy it.   Please continue to be you, we love you for who you are!
V - Vivacious.  As I have mentioned above, your bubbly personality  always  bring joy to anyone around you.  Your vibrant personality is what makes you  unique and genuine.  Don't stop being a vessel in bringing a smile to anyone's face.  
E - Exceptional is what you are.  I am biased in saying that because I am your Mom but other people see it too and because I am your Mom, what I think counts the most, right?  You will always be my  extra-special little buddy.  Thank you for being such a wonderful son to us and brother to your sister.
N - Nice is usually what  your  peers would describe you.  I always  find  joy in reading notes that your friends wrote you.  It makes me proud  to be your Mom.
Three more days Anak and you will be fully eleven.  Remember, try not to grow up too fast, okay?  Please don't rush to be a teen because you will have seven years to  enjoy it but you only have one year to be 11.  
Happy ELEVENth birthday Sweetheart!  May God always  protect you from harm and guide you in achieving your  aspirations in life.

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