Today you are two years old. Can you believe that? I can't... and I can. You have been my baby since the day you were born and even today when I ask, you make sure to specify that you are still my baby. But when I think back on the last two years, they feel so natural to me and I cannot remember what it was like before you came and rounded out our little family. You fit so perfectly into our tribe, yet you are so uniquely you.
This year has been big for us. We've had tons of travel, a giant cross-Atlantic move, starting your first school... so much change. And you've handled it like the champ you are. You're a total brut but you have such a sweet heart. And your little voice matches your heart. It's raspy and low, but it's the sweetest sound to hear. You're adventurous but you love to stay close to me, you adore your older brother but are your own person, you're hilarious but also so serious at times. In short, you're the perfect version of you.
I've needed your sweetness and strength more than you realized this year, and you have given me everything I need. Your tight arms around my neck make me feel safe. Your warm body next to mine makes me feel content. Your serious eye contact while holding my cheeks grounds me. I only hope I can be the same strength to you for all your life.
Oscar Paul, I see such big things in your future. Maybe you'll be a veterinarian with your love of animals. Maybe you'll follow in your papa's footsteps and fly your beloved airplanes. Maybe you'll do something I can't even fathom now, but I know you will be great. You will do great. Because that's just who you are.
I love you Bossy.