It is the night before your 10th birthday. The night before the fast track train to the teen years would start. You see, I had been here before already. Your older brother had taken me on this road when he turned 10. I had no clue what to expect when we went through this with him. How quickly time would pass, but now I know exactly how this goes.
Tomorrow you will be 10.
Tomorrow you will be 10, but tonight I’ll look at your baby pictures and I’ll remember.
I’ll put the finishing touches on the perfect party of your dreams. (A dance party of course.) Tonight, I’ll watch you breathe in your sleep as I have done so many times since the day you were born. I’ll dream of your future and imagine all you might accomplish. I’ll ask time to slow down knowing that it won’t, and for a moment, I’ll just be grateful I was chosen to be your mom.