May 23, 2024


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Happy Birthday Ayd! (otherwise known as ‘Another monkie turns 16 & I’m feeling emo) Cheekie Monkies

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Happy Birthday Ayd! (otherwise known as 'Another monkie turns 16 & I'm feeling emo) Cheekie Monkies


And there goes an additional 1.

A different a person who attained the 16-12 months-outdated milestone. These days.

Each and every 12 months, I locate myself inquiring the similar dilemma: How on earth did time move so freaking fast??? Which is why I generate a submit just about every calendar year on each individual of my kids’ birthday for the reason that time is a funny and challenging thing.

Ayd turns 16 several years previous now. It has been these an astounding expertise currently being his Father these past 16 yrs and I want to allow him know this:

Expensive Ayd,

You are this kind of a blessing to my life and I adore watching you grow into the person you are turning into. 

I don’t forget the day you ended up born. From the 1st time you had been placed in my arms, you have been such an quick toddler to glance just after. You ate, slept and even pooped with small fuss, and was always providing a smile for everybody, 

I recall your to start with working day at pre-college. I bade you farewell at the doorway, and just waved goodbye, turned all around and trooped into the classroom. I was hoping you would transform back again but you only went on with university existence. No tears, no fights, no fuss nevertheless all over again.

I remember your to start with working day at main faculty. All over again, there was only pleasure as you had been eagerly hunting ahead to at last joining your older brother in the identical university. In simple fact, you were most excited about examining out the canteen food items in the course of recess time! 

I remember your very first working day at secondary university. You had been a bundle of pleasure and anticipation as you got into the university of your option. You knew you would like every single single minute of seconday faculty everyday living and you were being proper.

Now, you flip 16.

You are a form-hearted young male who provides Mummy and me so a lot pleasure. I know your brother and sister could in no way have asked for a far better brother than you. I know I sound like a damaged report when I say it looks like yesterday I was keeping you in my arms as a newborn but it truly does feel time has just whizzed by. Now all grown up, at 16 decades aged, you are obtaining completely ready to go off in the entire world and get started your possess lifetime.

And that lies my best lesson. Mainly because through you (and your more mature brother), I am learning how to enable go as I appear to phrases that you are now additional impartial than at any time right before.

I am studying how to settle for that you are capable to make choices on your personal now. I am understanding that I am your guide and not your owner (even while I’d like to be numerous occasions 😅). I am mastering to assistance you on the sidelines and cheer you on, even if that means acquiring to see you slide and pick oneself up all over again on your personal.

Ayd, you are a wonderful son, brother and grandson, with a heart more substantial than most. You are a great blessing to me, to your Mummy, and anyone else. Delighted 16th birthday, son!



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