Happy Birthday Hudson, you are seven!!! How did this happen! You have grown and matured so much this past year. Don't get me wrong, you still have lots of "my way or the highway" tantrum moments but the good outweighs the bad. You are so much bigger than last year, like a lot bigger! Like 10-15 lbs heavier and 5inches taller . We will find out for sure at your check up . You wear a size 10 in everything, you actually skipped size eight and went right to ten! You talk constantly about having a healthy body and worry about what you eat...sometimes.. Yet you are still a picky eater! You are still head and shoulders taller than most of your peers and most people are genuinely surprised when they hear how old you are .
You and Lawson have a love hate relationship at the moment...totally drives me crazy!!!! When you are apart you are both sweet, kind boys but when you are together it's like a WWF prize fighting competition. You CAN'T keep your hands to yourself! Totally drives me bonkers and makes me want to flip my lid. I don't know what it is, if Lawson has a toy he really is in to, you take it. If he is watching a cartoon you change the channel. It's seriously like you wake up scheming about how you can piss your brother off that day! I know you secretly love your brother even though you told the entire Sunday school class you would give up your brother to be a better Christian and totally didn't blink an eye and hesitate in your answer.
So your sport of choice at the moment is hockey. If someone told me seven years ago on the eve of your birth that in seven years I would be spending my evenings in a cold hockey rink watching you try your little heart out I would have thought they were on crack. Let me just tell your little seven year old self, I have never seen a kid with more heart and determination than you. You compete with kids that are better than you, bigger than you and faster than you, yet you never once complain or give up....minus constantly telling us your skates are too tight! What a lesson you teach to dad and I! In your mind you have no limits and disabilities. In your mind there is no limit to what you can or will do and you swear you are going to be a Dallas Stars Hockey player one day. I sure do wish that for you too...and not for the purely selfish reason like you putting me in a really nice old folks home!
The reality of it all is you will probably only get to play for a few more seasons before it just gets too physical and we can't risk you hurting your eyes.
The eyes, oh your poor eyes. Apparently you won the genetic lottery on this..we officially know for sure since the DNA test (that was so much fun, mommy loves having a nervous breakdown in front of strangers!) confirmed your diagnosis and showed us that you have a never recorded gene mutation . You are truly one of a kind and apparently very interesting to research scientist! You don't ask much about your eye problems at the moment which is great! Not sure I could hold it together to try to explain your diagnosis to you where you could understand it. You do know you need some additional help with certain tasks and that's ok!
You are an amazing kid. Amazingly smart, amazingly resilient and amazingly caring. You are probably the most dramatic member of our family yet the most structured. You are the "bad word" police for myself, dad and Lawson. You are a rule follower and very much know the difference between right and wrong. I hope this never changes!!! Everyday you demonstrate to everyone the purest kind of love and innocence there is and I hope the NEVER changes. You never meet a stranger, always shake hands with everyone you meet (kids included) encourage everyone with kind words and expect nothing in return.
You're pretty awesome and dad and I are unbelievably lucky. I guess you're lucky too cause we are pretty awesome parents too!!! Ha ha!
Hope this year is wonderful and magical and all that you want it to be!
Love you lots !
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