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A Birthday Letter To My Son

A Birthday Letter To My Son by Atlanta mommy blogger Jessica of Happily Hughes

Dearest Hudson, 

Today you are three.  It may not seem like a big birthday to you, but to me it is.  I feel like I just gave birth to you yesterday.  And now?  You’re becoming a whole human by yourself.  Your personality shines through more and more every day.  And oh how I love that personality.  I hope one day you can see yourself through my eyes, even a little bit.  I am in awe of the tiny human you are becoming.  Of the amazing imagination you have.  Of the immense capacity for joy you contain.  You light up any room you enter.  And I am already so proud of you.  

The world is a better place because you are in it.  Not only do you make my every day brighter, you brighten that of those around you.  I am always getting a “your son is so sweet” or “what a sweet personality.”  You just make people smile, my love.  I should’ve expected that from the moment you were born.  

I never want to forget the way you ask me to “hold you me Momba” when you need snuggles.  Or how you call Henley: “Baby sister Hemwey, I wuv her.”  Or even how you tell me “Momba I farted. Stinky Hudson.”  

I’m sad that you’re growing up so fast, but I am also LOVING watching you grow up.  I know you will do great things.  And by great, I mean you will touch the lives of thousands.  I don’t care if you find the cure for cancer (though that would be awesome!)  I don’t care if you run for a Senate seat.  All I know and expect from you is that you make the world a better place, even if it’s just with the power of your smile.  If you touch one person with your golden personality and winning grin… my work here is done. 

I pray that one day you get to experience parenthood so you can finally understand how much I love you.  How proud I am of you.  How in awe of you I am.

On your 3rd birthday I want you to remember this: I love you to the stars and back.  Happy Birthday!

15 thoughts on “A Birthday Letter To My Son”

  1. Crying??? love this!! It is so special that he will actually be able to read these some day?? HBD Huddy!!!

  2. So sweet! We write a letter to our children too each year on their birthday. It’s a great way to remember the little things that we often forget as our children get older. Time just passes by way too quickly and their childhood is over before we know it. We have to cherish it while we can!

  3. AWWWWWWWWWWWW. Happy 3rd birthday!! That one was hard for me, he just seemed… like a KID! And not my baby anymore. 🙁

  4. This is sooo sweet! Such a beautiful way to capture and document a mother’s thoughts towards her child at this tender age. I’ve never considered doing this until now. Beautiful….

  5. Such a sweet letter to your son! Isn’t it amazing how no matter how many days pass, it still feels like yesterday that they came into the world? It leaves me in awe every time I look at my daughter. I hope your son has a beautiful birthday. Thank you for sharing your letter with us. 🙂

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