Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy 13th Birthday Myles...

Happy 13th Birthday Myles...

It's hard to believe you are now thirteen...when I first met you at nine years old you were such a little boy. You had your arm in a sling because you had broken your collarbone...that's happened another twice since I've known you.


I remember the first conversation you and I had without John & Matilda around. It was the day you and Matilda met for the first time...we were at Hanging Rock and had gone to retrieve a kite that had crashed. You asked me if it was just Matilda & I living at my house then offered that it was just Dad and you at your home. You then told me that when you first saw me that you thought I was your Mum. It made my heart melt. We had a conversation about your Mum, you told me that you aren't really sure if you remember her or whether you "remember" her through photos and what others tell you. I felt incredibly sad for you.


This past 12 months has seen a huge leap in your growth, both physically and in maturity. I'm quite sure you grow overnight...you are going to be tall like your Dad, your feet are enormous already. Your Dad & I have noticed great leaps in your emotional maturity, you have taken on leadership roles at school and at football and enjoyed the responsibility that comes with them. We were so proud to watch you receive your awards at Graduation last December.


You are funny, oh so cool, smart and mostly very easy to get along with. I feel that this year is going to be a great one for you...new school, new football team, new challenges.


Happy Birthday Sweetheart...I hope your day is very special. I'm very proud of you and forever grateful to your Dad for giving me the opportunity to be your Mum.

6 comments:

Tracy, mom2many said...

Tears in my eyes....

I'm so glad you share Myles with us. I'm so glad he has you, just SO GLAD. We should all have someone who loves us like you love your kiddos.

Happy Birthday Myles!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Happy Birthday to a very handsome young man! That post brought tears to my eyes - he is very lucky to have you in his life!

buddha_girl said...

Oh my gosh - this made me cry. What a wonderful tribute to an amazing young man!

Lissy said...

I'm all teary too Kerrie.
Beautiful words - & Happy Birthday Miles. What a wonderful guy...I hope Eric grows up as well?
Hope you have a great day/week together!!

Penelope said...

What a beautiful post!
This young man is so lucky to have such love in his life :o)

Carla Hoffmann said...

Thanks for sharing Myles with us Kerrie. Please give him a big b'day hug from me.

xo,

C