Long before I met you, I already loved you.
When you were just a thought in my mind, that turned into a growing baby in my belly, I already loved you.
When I heard your heartbeat for the first time.
When I felt you kick and move and stretch.
When you had the hiccups and it felt like I had the hiccups too….I already loved you.
When it was time for you to be born and I gazed upon you for the first time and heard your first cry.
When I held you in my arms and wondered how on earth I ever lived with out you. I felt a love I had never known before. I thought I loved you when you were just a thought but now that you were here, I loved you more.
While feeding you in the early hours before dawn, the house quiet and dark, looking down on your sweet face, I loved you even more.
When you slept at night, all cuddled up in your pajamas with your thumb in your mouth, I loved you even more.
When you said your first words, took your first steps, celebrated your very first birthday. My love for you was HUGE.
Yes, my love for you knows no bounds. For as each year turned into the next, my love grew and grew.
Your first day of school.
Your first time on a bike.
Your first friend.
Your first heartache.
Who knew how deeply a mother’s love would be? How strong it would become day after day, year after year.
Now you are grown, but would you believe that when I look at you I still see my little boy. The memories we have made will forever be a part of me. You have taught me to love in a way that I never knew possible. And no matter how far you may roam, you will always be in my heart.
Because long before I met you, I loved you and now that I know you, my son, I will love you forever and always ❤️