Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Today You Turn 4

Four years ago today at 6.14am I was handed the most beautiful baby boy and our lives were to change forever. That day was the day we became parents and that is the day our lives were filled with love we never knew existed.

I didn't know what to do, I was scared as I now had this tiny little human that relied on me and my husband to feed him, love him and build him a life he deserved.

This tiny little human that I couldn't believe was ours was Finley. He had been named for a lot of my pregnancy but still in labour I wasn't too sure if that was to be his name but as soon as I saw him I knew, he was a Finley. He was going to be cheeky and mischievous with a big bag of love thrown in. We chose his middle name as soon as we found out we were having a boy and that was to be my late gramps name, Arthur. Now he would have loved Finley so much and they would have got up to all sorts together in his garden.

Here is a little letter to the birthday boy.

To Finley,

Happy Birthday baby boy.

From the moment you were placed in my arms I knew we were going to have an adventure.

Now you cried, and I mean cried a lot. Daddy and I found it hard but the love we felt for you and for each other got us through. Your smile made all the sleepless nights, like actual sleepless nights, worth it and your big kisses made the day better.

I can't quite believe you are 4. You have done so much in 4 years, you have learnt to crawl, walk, talk and you have become the most beautiful little boy. Yes you are strong willed and hard work at times but I wouldn't change you or our journey for the world.

Your smile brightens up a room and your cheeky laugh is just infectious. You make me laugh and cry on a daily basis but that is parenting for you. You have filled everyday with such happiness by just being in it.

I look forward to what the next year holds for us. We are moving and then you start school, and I can tell you now I will be a blubbering mess watching you disappear through the classroom doors.

Your my first born and you have made me the parent I am today. I hope I have done you proud.

I love you with every bone in my body Finley - thank you for showing me what life is all about, family and love.
Love from Mummy xx

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  1. Happy Birthday to your very lovely boy. Four is so much fun with all the long conversations (and endless questions!!). Hope the move goes really well :)

  2. Ah this is beautiful. Hope that your little man had a wonderful day xx

  3. Gorgeous post, so beautiful. Hope Finley had a fantastic birthday :) Thanks for hosting #justanotherlinky

  4. Gorgeous such amazing words! Happy birthday to the beautiful Finley xxx #justanotherlinky

  5. Happy birthday Finley x the poem is beautiful xx

  6. Happy birthday Finley! Lovely poem and I love the photo of Finley asleep on you! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  7. Its funny im reading this post this evening, as its the eve of my boys birthday. He was born at 1.22am a whole 21 years ago. Although he is a grown man now he will always be my boy too. #justanotherlinky

  8. So beautiful. Happy birthday, Finley. #justanotherlinky

  9. oh he is beautiful, I love his name and what a cool middle name too! #justanotherlinky

  10. What a lovely post great photos so cute thanks for linking to the binkylinky

  11. such a lovely post - hope he has a lovely birthday. My eldest is 4 in December - eeek! #maternitymonday

  12. Popping back over through #justanotherlinky. I've already visited but your post is so lovely it deserved another comment. :0)

  13. aww this brought a tear to my eye. There is nothing like it. Those feelings. Happy Birthday big boy xx #MaternityMondays

  14. Just gorgeous, amazing where the time goes and you have a wonderful little lad in your life. Lovely words! #maternitymondays

  15. Awww.... such a lovely letter for your little boy. It is incredible isn't it how much they are capable of within 4 years. Happy Birthday Findley! XXX #HappyDays

  16. Lovely words, my eldest is 6 in a few days, I can't quite believe it! #maternitymondays

  17. Happy birthday Buddy. Where does the time go. Love seeing the baby photos - broody! Thanks for linking up #bigfatlinky

  18. What a beautiful tribute. Happy 4th birthday Finley x #Happydays
    Blogging at Boo & Maddie

  19. Ahh this made me quite teary. Where does the time go? Happy 4th birthday, Finley! :)


    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  20. Aw I hope he had a brilliant birthday - it goes way too fast doesn't it?! What a beautiful post :) Thanks for linking up to #picknmix

    Stevie x

  21. Aww just a week younger than Little G, time flies too fast! Thanks for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x



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