Happy Birthday Ayd! (otherwise known as 'Another monkie turns 16 & I'm feeling emo) Cheekie Monkies


And there goes another one particular.

A different just one who achieved the 16-year-previous milestone. Nowadays.

Every 12 months, I locate myself inquiring the similar issue: How on earth did time go so freaking speedy??? Which is why I create a submit each yr on every of my kids’ birthday because time is a funny and tough factor.

Ayd turns 16 yrs aged now. It has been such an astounding experience becoming his Father these earlier 16 yrs and I want to allow him know this:

Pricey Ayd,

You are this kind of a blessing to my life and I love observing you mature into the guy you are getting to be. 

I recall the day you were being born. From the first time you have been put in my arms, you have been these types of an effortless little one to glimpse soon after. You ate, slept and even pooped with minimum fuss, and was generally presenting a smile for everybody, 

I bear in mind your very first working day at pre-faculty. I bade you farewell at the door, and just waved goodbye, turned all over and trooped into the classroom. I was hoping you would switch again but you simply went on with college life. No tears, no fights, no fuss still once more.

I bear in mind your very first day at principal school. Again, there was only excitement as you experienced been eagerly seeking forward to ultimately signing up for your more mature brother in the very same faculty. In fact, you have been most thrilled about checking out the canteen foodstuff in the course of recess time! 

I remember your very first day at secondary college. You had been a bundle of pleasure and anticipation as you bought into the college of your alternative. You understood you would adore every single moment of seconday school daily life and you were suitable.

Nowadays, you change 16.

You are a form-hearted young guy who delivers Mummy and me so substantially delight. I know your brother and sister could by no means have asked for a better brother than you. I know I sound like a damaged document when I say it would seem like yesterday I was keeping you in my arms as a newborn but it definitely does come to feel time has just whizzed by. Now all grown up, at 16 many years previous, you are getting all set to go off in the planet and start off your possess lifetime.

And that lies my best lesson. Since by you (and your older brother), I am understanding how to permit go as I occur to phrases that you are now a lot more independent than at any time in advance of.

I am studying how to settle for that you are equipped to make decisions on your have now. I am studying that I am your tutorial and not your operator (even however I’d like to be several instances 😅). I am understanding to guidance you on the sidelines and cheer you on, even if that signifies possessing to see you fall and decide by yourself up all over again on your very own.

Ayd, you are a great son, brother and grandson, with a heart larger than most. You are a fantastic blessing to me, to your Mummy, and everybody else. Happy 16th birthday, son!