A birthday letter to my son:
My dearest Wynston,
I can’t believe you are six years old. Where have the years gone? I feel like it was just yesterday on that cold February night that you walked into my world. Who knew that you’d change my life in such an incredible way?
I remember we struggled when I first rescued you. You were terrified and didn’t trust me. I felt sadness in your heart and fear in your eyes. The sound of a belt buckle threw you into a panic and potty training didn’t come easily. But then one day I decided that I was going to dedicate my life to you because that’s what you deserved – and you’ve returned the love to me ten fold.
Thanks for hanging in there with me. You are the BEST thing that’s ever happened to me.
Wynston, you have taught me what unconditional love is. Even when I’ve been at my worst, you still love me the same. Through job changes, several moves and chronic illness, you’ve been by my side without judgment, neglect or heartbreak.
Recently someone told me that I have an “unhealthy relationship with a dog.” I’m just sorry that person has never experienced love like I have with you. The bond we’ve created is indescribable and I cannot imagine a day without you. Some people may find it weird that I miss you when I’m gone for a few hours, or how everything sounds way more fun when you’re involved, but that’s their problem. You complete my life like I didn’t know was possible.
Remember that one time I created this blog because of you? Yeah…I’d say you’ve been a minor inspiration in my life 😉 Look at you, motivating me to pursue my dreams. I never thought that a little 8lb dog would be the one living being who could cause me to make extraordinary changes in my life. I went from miserable 9-5er to stay at home dog mom and pet blogger…all because of you. My gratitude is undying because the strength you have given me is incomparable.
Wynston, you are six years old now. You have a broken foot, you recently lost teeth and you have early onset IVDD. It makes me sad to think that you are “middle age” but I know we still have at least a decade together! I’m trying to be the best mom I can be to keep you healthy and loved no matter what. We still have many adventures to go on and life experiences to enjoy together. I want to do more traveling with you and create more memories. Because let’s be honest – we both enjoy quiet time in a hotel 😉 But no more broken bones, please!
My son, I love you more than I could ever put into words. I pray that everyone gets to experience a bond like I have with you. Even though I’ve been extremely stressed out lately, your snuggles still put me to sleep and you’re tiny Chihuahua breaths relax me no matter what. You are my zen, my peace, my serenity.
Here’s to many more years of sharing birthdays together. I look forward to what the future has in store for us because the journey has been amazing thus far. Thank you for being my world, my everything, my heart.
I love you so much,