To my Mom's and Dad's,
This beautiful gift we were given is hard. I know sometimes it's not always by choice, or by suprise, but I admire you. I often look at my son and think I am not good enough for you. But then he looks at me like I am everything he's ever wanted. For about 2 years I wasn't able to fully see and love him due to my own trauma. But I made that choice to take a step back and heal it. Because if I didn't, I wouldn't be the mom I am now, hell I am still healing it. A mom that is still scared but aware and awake to him, what he feels, what he loves, what makes him anxious, what makes him smile. Our favorite game is playing telephone with his feet and his laughter is so pure and it's ours.
So long story short, you are doing a great job, no secrets to this gift. The only thing that I believe breaks any child is not to be seen and heard or allowed to feel. I allow him to feel, I allow him to be. That's all, and in result, I watch this beautiful baby grow and grow knowing I had a part to do with his brilliance.
We got this, proud of you.
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