April 4, 2016
My dearest Sebastian,
Another year has passed, and now you are three! I can hardly believe it. Once again, this year has been incredible for both of us, filled with happiness, tears, laughter, challenges, surprises, and memories that I will have with me always.
Every day you continue to amaze me. In many ways, you are quite an enigma. You will always be my baby, but you are already practically a young man! While your adorable, infectious giggle fills me with joy, it is a stark contrast from your deep, serious eyes of a person wise beyond his years. Moreover, although you are still on the verge of talking, you still make your message loud and clear every day, and you will not be ignored!
You mean so much to me. On one hand, as your mom, all I want to do is to keep you safe and happy and to just love you and protect you from any potential dangers in this world, no matter how great or how small. However, I know that a part of loving you and you growing up is also letting you fly once in awhile to inevitably stumble and fall sometimes and to make your own mistakes. It’s admittedly hard for me to start to let you become more and more independent, even now when you are just three, but witnessing you grow into the little person that you are becoming makes it all worth it.
When I look at you, you make me so proud! Thank you for being my son.
I love you so much!