Archive for July, 2009

To My Son, on the occasion of your first birthday

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

My darling son, it is shocking to me that an entire year has passed since the morning you came into this world.  Your first year!  What a wonderful one it has been, but it has passed so very quickly.  Already you are walking, and starting to talk to us.  We only understand a few of your words so far (“mamamama” — which can either mean me or food, “dadu” — for your daddy, or sometimes your grandma, “da!” — for “I want that!”) but you are working very hard on beginning to communicate with us (and we are working very hard to keep up).  It amazes me how much has changed in the past year.  One year ago today was only our third night home with you from the hospital.  I’m very proud of myself, and of your dad — we’ve learned an awful lot in the past year, and we’ve gained a great deal of confidence.  But mostly, I am proud of you.  You are growing into such a lovely, sweet, smart little boy.  It is hard to believe that is has been a year already.