Dear Corben, on your 5th birthday
Well mate, Happy Birthday!
I could sit here and write about you all day. Actually you’re the reason this blog exists so I generally do!
Today though, I want to thank you…
You’ve literally changed my entire life from top to bottom. The funniest thing is that you have no idea what you’ve done for me. You’ve given me an endless supply of courage, confidence and positive energy that I hope to pass back to you as you grow up.
I knew immediately from the second you were born I became a different person. A better person.
I want to tell you what you’ve given me, to show you how I know what to give you back during your upbringing.
Courage. I want to use mine to show you it’s OK to be yourself. It’s OK to follow your beliefs and it’s OK to not follow the mainstream and challenge societies ideologies if you believe in a different way.
You’ve given me a confidence. A confidence beyond belief. I will use this to show you anything is possible by achieving whatever I set my mind to. I will tell you every single day, you can.
Positive energy. It’s endless. It’s something I hope to flood into your mind because since you gave me this gift I’ve never felt so motivated. I want you to feel this too.
You see son, there’s a million and one tricks and tips to parenting that we’re told through books, blogs and videos, but the most magical trick of all is to simply give back to you all the super powers you’ve given me.
Now you’re only 5 so words alone will never do any of this justice, however I promise you this Corben, I will use my courage, confidence and positive energy to show you the way. Actions speak louder than words.
There’s something about our bond that will never be given justice from a little blog post, it’s a power far greater than anything you could write down.
There’s plenty of time for me to write so much more about you and the amazing little boy you are, and I will, but today I wanted to thank you for everything you’ve given me and let you know exactly how I plan to repay you everyday for the rest of my life.
Thank you for making me a better me.
I love you,
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