Happy Birthday Genghis. Although I am not old enough to have a 6 year old.

Dear Genghis,

I can still remember everything about the day you came into this world. 9:21am after 19 hours of labor, you made your appearance. I vividly remember the day we wrapped up all 5 pounds and 18.5 inches of you and took you home. Even though I was almost 30 years old, I kept thinking at any moment someone would stop us and say that there was no way we could leave the hospital with you. In some aspects, I knew what I was doing. I had changed enough diapers, given enough baths and make enough bottles to know at the very least you would be clean and fed. Past that, I have no idea what I was doing.

Yet somehow we have made it to 6 years.

You are hands down the funniest, smartest, most awesome little boy I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. On a daily basis you amaze me with your charm, your sweetness, and your wit. You have forced me to really slow down and enjoy life. I have relearned to look for shapes in the clouds. I have relearned the wonder of the grass blowing in the breeze. You have made it so that I get to experience my childhood all over again.

But most of all you have taught me that my heart is capable of loving someone so much that I would do anything for them.

Birthdays one through four.

On your birthday I have one prayer for you. I pray you will keep God first in your life. It really does make everything else just fall into place. Keep laughing and smiling. Keep talking to everyone you meet about everything. Learn all you can about everything. Keep loving your family and friends with your whole heart.

No matter what you do, what you grow up to be, or the person you become, I promise you that I will love you no matter what. These last 6 years have been the most wonderful times of my entire life. And while I wish I could find a way to slow it down, I cannot wait to see what the next 6 years bring.

5th Birthday

I love you to the moon and stars and all the way back home my little man. Forever and ever!

Mommy.

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.