Nicholas is now 10 years old!!! I don’t think I have it in me to write another poem but one thing I will be doing for Nick’s birthday is learning to play Magic the Gathering. He’s been bugging me to learn this game and I’ve resisted so I decided to make it part of his birthday gift. I bought a special 2 player game deck. I bought a bunch of other stuff too and we are ready to celebrate.
I wrote the poem below for Nick and read it to him this morning in honor of his 9th birthday! He even gave me permission to blog it, despite the fact that the Dora part embarrasses him. He did love Dora’s Pirate Adventure so much. In the PICU after his first surgery it made him smile when nothing else could!
For that Dora will always have my love and gratitude. She has traveled with me through my journey as a Mom. From hospitals to cars and home again, state to state, child to child. Dora’s a girl you can count on! In two languages no less!
If you’ve never written your child a poem I suggest you consider it. Nick got something in his eye that made him tear a bit while I was reading.
God I love my boy!