to my sullivan on his 6th birthday

My darling valentine,

I cannot believe that it has been 6 years since you were placed in my arms, the most beautiful, fat newborn. 

This year you wrapped up preschool and skipped your way over to Kindergarten.  You have done beautifully.  You are eager and curious about learning and meeting new friends.

You continue to be my snuggler.  Every evening heavy sighs of happiness fill my ear as you wrap your arms around my neck.  I feel your love deep in my bones.

You are a wonderful friend and can always be found following friends around doing what they want to do.  You also frequently give away your favorite things-just to make others happy.

Every time I've had a bad day, you are there telling me I am the most wonderful mama (even though it isn't true often times) and that you love me so so much.  

You are a gift.  

Sullivan, you are balm to my weary heart.  I am so happy I am your mama.