As I was putting Finn to bed the other night, I said “I can’t believe you will be SEVEN in a few days, Finn! I just don’t think I can handle it!” and he said “Mom. I will ALWAYS hug you! Every day! I will ALWAYS love you! And I’m not going to change. I mean, when I’m 7 tomorrow, I’ll be the same that I was at “six” today, mom.” Good point. I still can’t help but reminisce on his younger years and how fast they have gone. I can’t begin to explain how thankful I am for Finn – and the joy we’ve had this past 7 years with him.
What has six brought us? A LOT of questions about science, the earth, the world, God, life and everything in between. It has brought us maturity, innocence, excitement, a few (or more) temper tantrums out of stubbornness, a level of independence that is both wonderful and scary all at once, lots of laughter, hugs & bedtime cuddles. It’s the sweet spot we’re in – between the toddler years and the pre-teen years where I can see the man he will be but still get to enjoy the sweetness of his younger years. He is the best big brother to River (they’ve grown such a bond that sometimes I just sit and watch them play with a smile on my face). He’s my best little buddy and travel partner and makes my days brighter than they ever were before.
We did a small shoot this year because it was a bit cold outside and along with the sweetness of children comes the hard – we’ve been sick for the past three weeks and I think we’re still in the midst of it (please, Spring, come!) – but I also put together a little video that you’ll see at the end of this post!
Happy Birthday Finn! You are the light of our lives and we love you so!
His 7 year birthday video (which made me cry about 200 million thousand times, so I can’t even watch it anymore – but oh, the sweetness!):