Saturday, 28 March 2015

"youth has no age"

They say that time flies, which is so true and when you have children it passes with the blink of an eye. When we went to bed last night my little boy whom I adore more than I ever thought possible was an ever growing three but as we put him to bed tonight, he drifted off a very happy four year old. It seems so crazy as the first moment I saw him is so clear to me that it is like he arrived yesterday. In what seems like a short moment he has developed in to a tower of awesomeness that blows me away every day with his amazing personality, kind nature and adorable little face.

The four years with Opeie have completely changed my life and made me a better man than I could have ever imagined. When you are a devoted parent you give your child everything they need and more. Although I can confidently say that he has had the greatest start he could have asked for, with two parents that will always put him first over themselves. What he will never fully understand is just how much he has done for me and my development.

(of course, being a Birthday there had to be a bit of LEGO involved)

He's given me back my respect for family values after a disruptive childhood of my own, he's shaped me as a person and has moulded me in to (in his words, which i hear every day and never gets old) "the best dad ever". Hearing those words daily, feeling those strong squeezes he gives me that almost cut off my windpipe and watching him develop into a mini version of me and Mrs M is just beautiful. I knew parenting was going to be amazing, especially after craving it for so long but nothing prepared me for the awesome reality change that came with that little smiley face.

Despite the fact both boys have been ill today and we've been stuck in the house we have had such a lovely day together as a family. As always ive got to this evening, crashed on the sofa with Mrs M and i feel truly blessed. I had a bit of a panic last night when i realised i hadn't made Opeie a card (which i do ever year), oops. Mrs M had fallen asleep on me after a tiring day at work and I was trapped. I managed to get free around 11pm and jumped in to creative mode. Opeie is loving Postman pat at the moment so a Postman Pat card it was (gosh that movie is awful).

We had a major disaster with the birthday cake which resulted in us botching one last minute but our team work as always prevailed and Opeie had candles to blow out this afternoon, it was touch and go for a while though! Not quite the cake we had hoped for but these things happen i guess.

I know I'm going to blink and its going to be Opeie's fifth Birthday but i embrace every moment i have with Opeie, Seth and Mrs M so i never feel like i am ever wasting time. I feel like the luckiest guy on the planet to be surround by people i adore. Today, as emotional as it has been after what we went through to get Opeie here, has been a day of excitement and smiles.

Happy Birthday Opeie, I am so proud of you.

Best friends forever xx

1 comment:

snowingindoors said...

I'm glad he had such a great birthday (& yes, the Postman Pat movie is awful!)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...