Today is my son’s birthday
Six years ago, I had the blessing of being the mother of a beautiful soul for the second time. I thought I was no longer a newbie, that I was already prepared for all the emotions that took hold of me that day. I could not be more wrong.
Long, perfect, beautiful and very calm. I was so happy, I could hardly believe that was already the mother of a girl and a boy. We called you Kianvu as your father’s brother’s, which in Kikongo means “bridge”. We could not have chosen such a perfect name for you. Although you are not yet aware of the meaning of your name, it is reflected much in your character. You love to play and meet new people.
Do not hesitate to start a conversation with strangers (I’ve lost count of how many times I had to say ‘sorry’ about it). When you were younger on each ride in the park or train ride we ended up always meeting new people through you. Thank God now you begin to listen when I tell you not to talk to strangers. At home I call you “peacemaker” because you are always trying to appease fights. Every time I get upset with your brothers, you always try to defend them to keep harmony at home.
I love your essence son, you’re a beautiful person inside and out. You are sweet, charismatic, generous, protective and very kind. You love your friends and your family. Your father is your hero and your mother is truly your Queen. But you are also very sensitive. Although you love to see everyone well, you are not so quick to tell when you’re hurt or sad. Last year, when your best friend changed schools, It took you a week and a few rebukes to burst in tears and let off steam. As a mother this often breaks my heart, because even when you don’t say a word, I feel when you are not well.
May God continue to give me the wisdom to educate you to become the best person you can be. 6 eyes are the first steps into this big and mysterious world. Dream, believe and fly and may God never fail you. Always remember that you can be ANYTHING you wish to be.