Monday, 4 February 2013

Happy 11th Birthday, to my son Calix

11 years ago today, I became a mom for the first time and it only seemed like yesterday I gave birth to my son I named Claude Calix Murphy :) My life was forever changed dramatically, and for the good, I might add. At 17, I had no idea what was in store. None whatsoever, I guess no woman can truly know what childbirth or having a child of their is like until it happens for the first time. He's the one to introduce me into motherhood and taught me so much about the demands of parenting - which is as tiring as it is fun. He allowed me to make those mistakes all first time mothers make and through them we both grew together. Calix is a very loving son, he's able to let go of offenses in the blink of an eye. When I make mistakes, as all moms do, his heart is forgiving. And believe me I've had to receive his forgiveness many times over. I wish I can be more like him: quick to forgive, open handed, soft hearted and prepared to understand.

And here goes to Calix, my once so little baby and yet still the smallest in his class and football team hehe :) I can still see the little boy in him and yet I can also see the fine young man he is becoming... and it is indeed a bittersweet change to notice.

Calix, right from the very first time I held you in my arms, I knew you are special and I will always be thankful to God because not everyone is as lucky as me to be blessed with a son like you. I know sometimes I may be a little too hard on you but I only want you to understand your mistakes so that you learn from them. I want you to see that you can be anything you long to be, that you can stand on my shoulders to reach the heights I have only dreamed of. I will always be here for you, every step of the way and in every walk of life.

I love you more than I can say and your Dad and I couldn't be more proud of you our hearts could burst. Thank you for bringing such joy and sunshine into our lives, for being the loving, caring, and giving Kuya to your little brothers like no other! Sometimes you could even understand them much more than I do :) You and your brothers are the best and I am so glad you are all my sons!

Happy Birthday, anak! May these upcoming years be filled with fun, growth and adventure.


Didn't you tell me you wanted to see Cirque Du Soleil - Dralion? Oh lookie, what do we have here?! :D