March 12, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday M

Sonshine's self-portrait.

He is my sunshine. He wakes up with a smile and a big hug every morning. He is everyone's friend. He is the teacher's pet. He is cute as a button. He lives the world large.

One of my favorite children's books describes in beautiful word pictures how a mom loves her two very different boys. Each description matches one of my sons. Here is how I love M, from I Love You the Purplest by Barbara Joosse.
I love you the reddest! I love you the color of the sky before it blazes into night. I love you the color of a leopard's eyes when it prowls through the jungle, and the color of a campfire at the edge of the flame. A wide open hug. The swirl of a magic cape. The thunder of a shout.
Happy Birthday Baby Boy. I love you.

1 comment:

  1. That's so funny! You commented on my blog about mine not being pink! Yeah for the boys! But here I must say that I also call my son, sunshine. When tell him the story of the night he was born I always start "It was a dark and stormy night..." The storms were in the news all night and in the morning, after he was born it was bright and sunny. So I always tell him, "You brought the sunshine."