Happy Birthday Ayd! (otherwise known as ‘Another monkie turns 16 & I’m feeling emo) Cheekie Monkies

Staci S. Wright

 

And there goes one more just one.

Another 1 who achieved the 16-year-previous milestone. These days.

Each and every 12 months, I uncover myself asking the exact same query: How on earth did time move so freaking rapid??? Which is why I write a post just about every calendar year on every of my kids’ birthday since time is a funny and tricky matter.

Ayd turns 16 a long time previous today. It has been this kind of an remarkable expertise being his Father these previous 16 yrs and I want to let him know this:

Expensive Ayd,

You are these types of a blessing to my everyday living and I enjoy looking at you grow into the man you are starting to be. 

I remember the day you were being born. From the first time you have been positioned in my arms, you have been this kind of an quick newborn to look soon after. You ate, slept and even pooped with small fuss, and was normally providing a smile for every person, 

I try to remember your 1st day at pre-college. I bade you farewell at the door, and just waved goodbye, turned about and trooped into the classroom. I was hoping you would convert back but you only went on with university existence. No tears, no fights, no fuss nonetheless once again.

I recall your 1st day at main college. Once again, there was only enjoyment as you experienced been eagerly hunting forward to ultimately joining your older brother in the similar college. In actuality, you had been most psyched about examining out the canteen food during recess time! 

I don’t forget your initially working day at secondary faculty. You were being a bundle of joy and anticipation as you bought into the university of your choice. You understood you would love every single single moment of seconday school existence and you have been proper.

Nowadays, you turn 16.

You are a type-hearted young man who provides Mummy and me so substantially delight. I know your brother and sister could by no means have asked for a greater brother than you. I know I sound like a broken history when I say it would seem like yesterday I was holding you in my arms as a newborn but it actually does experience time has just whizzed by. Now all grown up, at 16 several years aged, you are having prepared to go off in the planet and start out your personal lifestyle.

And that lies my finest lesson. Mainly because as a result of you (and your older brother), I am learning how to enable go as I come to phrases that you are now more independent than at any time before.

I am mastering how to settle for that you are able to make conclusions on your have now. I am studying that I am your guidebook and not your owner (even though I’d like to be several periods 😅). I am discovering to assistance you on the sidelines and cheer you on, even if that signifies getting to see you slide and pick on your own up all over again on your possess.

Ayd, you are a superb son, brother and grandson, with a heart bigger than most. You are a fantastic blessing to me, to your Mummy, and anyone else. Joyful 16th birthday, son!

Adore,

Papa

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