luca, my sweet boy, you are turning 4 today. the other day we were in the pool and you asked me to carry you in my arms like i do with your sister and it suddenly hit me, you weren’t a baby anymore, you were about to turn 4, and 4 has always seemed like the end of “babyhood” for me… at that moment, in the middle of the pool deck, i was about to start crying.
i love you in a way i cannot explain with words, i love to see the boy you have become, i love your ability to speak two languages and jump from one to the other so naturally, and your talent to put together puzzles that are way above your age level, i also love to see you facing your fears, your love of animals and even your stubbornness. i think you have the most beautiful smile and even though i’ve always craved your hugs and kisses i love the fact that you give them to me when i least expect it.
you are unpredictable, passionate and very funny. i love your sense of humor and your love of nature. you are swimming like a champion and making cute drawings. i love your passion for movies, trains and parties. i love your dad for being such an amazing father to you, one of my favorite things is watching you both working in the yard every saturday morning and going to the ”mercadito”and lowes together(he is so your hero), i love seeing when you protect your little sophie and all the different ways you show your love for her…
but what i love the most is when you get inside my sheets in the middle of the night and whisper in my ear “i wuv you mommy”.
i wish i could keep you from growing up too fast… thank god that i have my camera to capture all these moments.
te amo con toda mi alma.