7 Extraordinary Years

“My Diego, every single day you have a smile on your face when you get up in the morning and a smile on your face as you get into your bed at night. Maybe it’s because you’re recalling something funny from a book, a movie, or your own imagination. Maybe you’re just happy and truly understand the meaning of joy and fun! My boy, you already have so much of what you’ll need in this life. You already have so much of what I wish for you: intelligence, creativity, compassion, love, and most of all, joy. Happy birthday to my big kid, my sweet and lovable boy. I’m blessed to be your Mom. We love you so much and are so proud of the big kid you have become. Happy 7th Birthday and many more! Mommy”

That was a letter from my wife since today is, as she mention, our son’s birthday; and in what better place to celebrate it than at his favorite, McDonalds. My wife planned the party and it went great. There were family and friends, we didn’t have to leave earlier than expected, and he even sat behind the cake for the photo session. It was awesome, and most important, he had a great time. For him it may be just another day, but for us it is a very special day which marks the end of 7 extraordinary years. Maybe different from what we had expected, but still 7 wonderful years. There had been good days and bad days. There had been days of struggle and sleep deprivation, but also days of joy, happiness, fun, and triumph. At the end, what matters is that he has improved tremendously. Today we celebrate his accomplishments in these past 7 years, and we look ahead determined to help him reached his potential, whatever that might be. We love you son, and happy birthday.


4 Responses to “7 Extraordinary Years”

  1. 1 Daisy April 22, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Love it and love you John!

  2. 2 Marycielo April 22, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday to you!!!! Wonderful accomplishment. I loved Mommy’s letter!

    It’s amazing how the meaning of what sometimes is used as an abstract concept, as the word extraordinary, can turn into something palpable and understandable. That’s the power of your writing!

    Today, extraordinary summarizes a wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom accomplished through 7 years of extraordinary love… and extraordinary smiles.

    Best wishes to you all!

    Looking forward to the next post,

  3. 3 Lisandra April 23, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Que carta tan hermosa, todo el amor para su hijo plasmado en ella. Se la leyeron a Diego? Happy birthday Diego, hug & kiss.

  4. 4 Barbie May 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    This Is Beautiful, Diego will always be a wonderful and amazing human being! 🙂 Love You Diego!

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