Our sweet Aiden lost his first tooth yesterday. There is something so emotional about experiencing these firsts each time. My precious boy will start Kindergarten at the end of this summer and between that and this tooth my mama heart has been all over the place. I can remember like it was yesterday losing teeth, wiggling them over and over until it was finally time! There are moments that I have to remind myself how big he really is now. It feels like just yesterday that I was seeing and kissing his little face for the first time. I can still remember us driving somewhere, he was all bundled up in his carseat and I realized that his first little tooth was breaking through. That same sweet little tooth that we celebrated over 5 years ago, served its time and yesterday we let it go.
The same way that I felt when Aiden left his two-ba (blankie) behind and watched him grow past various milestones. The bittersweet taste that lingers in your mouth. The beauty of watching your first born grow and soar and yet the heartache knowing they they need you a little less each day. I love this sweet boy so much and tell him everyday that I can't believe God chose me to be his mama. Lucky doesn't even describe it. The thought of walking him up to the door to the first day of Kindergarten puts a massive lump in my throat but I am so grateful and blessed for each moment that I spend with this sweet soul. I know us mamas are supposed to be guiding and teaching them, but so many moments I feel like he is teaching me.
I love you sweet A.