A love note to my Amazing Son- Written 19th May 2018
As we all wait with bated breath for your sibling to come
Allow me as your Mother, to offer you a Standing Ovation!!!
You, have been a first born of first borns!
You made it easy to want another child
Because being your Mother has been an absolute joy!
It’s in everything! When you were little,
It was in that adorable toothless smile
And that dribble… I secretly used to call you “Droll Master Flex”… must have been after a rap artist
It was in the way you listened even as an infant
One day when you were 3 months old and not sleeping through the night yet
I held you in my arms, looked in your eyes and said “I am your Mother and I am tired… please sleep through this night, so I can rest!”
I was shocked, when for the first time since you were born, I actually got a whole nights sleep!
You would demonstrate this innate ability to love, care and to obey over the years;
Whether it was in the threat not to throw you a first birthday party if you didn’t walk
And to see you walking on that day
You demonstrated it with sucking your thumb as well!
As a baby, your joy seemed to really always be full! Today as double digits, you are a joy and you give joy!!!
To know you, is to love you!
Ayomikun, as you have grown
You have become better with each passing day
You moved from baby, to 5 going on 20!
You became my friend, confidant, prayer partner & gist partner
You were bright in school and had a few incidents like “Na me be that!” Which I hardly survived!
But overall you were my shining star!
Ayomikun, when I first saw you
I knew what it felt like to be truly vulnerable in love…
Every fibre in my being wanted to protect and cocoon every fibre of yours! Every life experience…
Today at 11,
You have shown me all the love I have shown you
And so much more!
You rush to my defence
Cater to my needs
Ensure that I am comfortable…
Ask me “Mama, how is you”
And say I love you and you pray for me often
I love you son! You are a great child!
I am so so honoured to be your Mum
You made the 11 year wait easy,
because alone, you were so worth it
Sometimes, I look at you and I think “wow! God has done more than enough for me”
And truly, in you He has!
As we wait to welcome your sibling
My dear son, I wanted you to know
How precious and beloved you were!
Thank you for waiting with me!