Happy 25th birthday to my baby who made me a mum.
I seriously cannot believe that we are here. 25 years has gone by in a blink & it has also seemed a lifetime.
Looking back now, I myself was only a baby when I had you & yet I was so confident & took mothering in my stride.
We were the youngest in our mothers group & attending our first gathering was our first time out of the house since leaving hospital. I was dressed, wore make up, blow dried my hair & we walked to the health care centre. I can still recall the astonishment of the other mums that I had managed to do all of this with a newborn.
You were such a good baby, I didn’t know that it was meant to be hard.
You were happy, content & lit up a room with your smile.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
We have been on a journey you & I. We have experienced more than most, a lot good & a little bad. There were times I despaired for you & wondered what the future held, but through it all, my love & devotion for you had never wavered.
To watch you grow into the man you are today has brought me endless joy & I am so proud of you I could burst.
You have handled every situation thrown at you & I can honestly say that you have shaped me into the mum that I am today.
I am so looking forward to your next steps, to see where life leads you. Whomever you choose to walk with you will be very lucky, as they will have a big hearted, fiercely loyal partner for life.
I love you Charlie & wish you every happiness on your special day. xx