Saturday, April 29, 2017

Today You Are 5 (Happy Birthday Noah)

Dear Noah,

Today You Are 5 (Happy Birthday Noah)
Today you are 5.
Your favorite foods are blackberries, spinach, and Pepsi. You have never had a PB&J sandwich and most days of the week getting you to eat is a struggle. You are the one kid in your class that eats your vegetables and leaves everything else on the plate and it is a wonderful yet hard thing to deal with as your mom. It never feels like you have eaten enough.


Today you are 5.
You are obsessed with Youtube, Darth Vader, trucks, and tornadoes. You want to be a truck driving doctor who does not go to college and chases tornadoes, and I just want you to be happy whatever you do.



Today you are 5.
Your favorite people are auntie Angel and TT, uncle Khalid, and mommy. You think everyone named Ibrahim is your cousin and that visiting auntie is talking over Skype.


Today you are 5.
The world is simple what is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong. Love is love, men can cry, but you cannot wear pink because that is a girl color. It all seems so simple now and I know that will not always be the case. But try and remember love is always the best option.



Today you are 5.
You are no longer the little baby that needs me every minute. You are this independent, free thinking, know it all preschooler, and I am happy and heart broker at how fast time has gone by. You are an introvert like mommy but very much willing to get out of your way to make a friend.


Today you are 5.
You think you want to grow up and be bigger and bigger, but just for me take it slow, and enjoy just being 5 years old.



Love mommy,


Shakirah
Shakirah

Shakirah is a single mom to a 5 year old. She is a blogger, teacher, and graduate student. Her goal is to bring a more positive and realistic look into the lives of single mothers.

7 comments:

  1. This is too sweet! Happy 5th birthday to your little one :) Cherish every moment! They go so quickly!

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  2. Soooo adorable - Happy 5th Birthday!!

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  3. Happy Birthday to be fellow Taurus! That's such a special age, I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I also hope your birthday wish comes true. He's super cute!!!

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  4. That was so sweet. Enjoy this time, it doesn't last long

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  5. That was very sweet! Happy birthday to him!

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  6. This is the sweetest post ever! Happy 5th birthday to your handsome boy

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  7. One of the most heartfelt blogs I have read....happy birthday Noah.

    You are 5 today.

    And your mom loves you so very much.

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