Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Letter to My Son on His Fourteenth Birthday

Happy birthday, Rojo! Fourteen years ago today you were born - on your due date - big and healthy and full of life.

I asked God for an easy baby, I couldn't handle one that cried a lot. God gave me you and taught me patience along the way.

All the way along you have brought me gifts I did not ask for, and forced me to re-think the ones I have.

Through you I have learned compassion, empathy, tenacity, unconditional love, gratitude and faith.

You have shown me what it's like to be ego-less. You have helped me inch away from the goal of a perfectly clean home, to the goal of a perfectly clean soul.

Thank you for being my greatest teacher, my wise, funny, forgiving, consistent, persistent and ever-loving guide.

I love you now and always,
Mom

19 comments:

Jerri said...

Happy Birthday, Rojo.

Congratulations, Carrie.

Love.

Me said...

Happy Birthday Rojo!!

Jamie said...

You are blessed to have him and he you....

Jan said...

Happy birthday to Rojo and to you! (because really, our children's birthdays are ours as well)

Love.

deb said...

Happy Birthday to your Rojo, and to you , on this birthday of love day.

and you made me cry a little there.

kario said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you two fill this day with fun and laughter and lots of ice cream.

Love.

amber said...

Happy Birthday to Rojo!!!

This whole post is simply beautiful. But this-- "You have helped me inch away from the goal of a perfectly clean home, to the goal of a perfectly clean soul."--

knocked me over a little.

oxox :)

Kim said...

Happy birthday Rojo!! And tons of love. to you CP.
(COL over here, by the way!)

fullsoulahead.com said...

Happy birthday joyful one. We all love you, and your mama.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Carrie, this is so lovely. Happy Birthday to your beautiful son. We are all so blessed by his presence.

P.S. I have a photo of Nigel that is so similar, it's shocking.

Tabitha Bird said...

Happy birthday Rojo! Beautiful words Carrie :)

RED said...

Happy Birthday, Rojo,and congratulations, mama! Can't wait to meet Rojo next spring!

Georgia Peach 311 said...

Happy Birthday Rojo and Carrie (you were born a mom when he was born).

I hope your day is extra special!

Miss B's Mom

Deb Shucka said...

Happy Birthday Wise Spirit! Thank you, Carrie for continuing to bring his wisdom and love to us all, and for being a willing servant. Love to you both.

Lori said...

You're a beautiful mom. What a nice gift YOU are to him.

Lilith said...

Happy birthday to Rojo and to you Carrie.

drama mama said...

Happy Birthday, dear sweet Rojo. And to you, dear Mother...Mary would be proud. Heck. She already is.

Wanda said...

Happy Birthday, Rojo. Be blessed.

Lola said...

Precious!