It’s your birthday my little Mali-boo! You have been speaking about your birthday and birthday party for days now. Every now and then you run up to me to tell me it’s your party soon and that all of your favourite people are coming. You even mentioned one of your YouTube drumming hero’s, and how you will see them at your party #dreamsdocometrue #maybeforyournextbirthday
You asked for a dinosaur party, naturally. It’s no surprise to us ,because you are going through a major dinosaur phase. Sometimes you will draw “dinosaur claws” onto your hands and feet and run around chasing me and screaming “Roar, I’m going to bite you mommy!” Then of course I pretend to get a fright, which you find absolutely hilarious. You have dinosaur bath toys, you love the Good Dinosaur movie, you have dinosaur toys, and you love it when your T-rex sleeps next to you and Buzz Lightyear.
Malakai my boy, you truly are hilarious and quite the character. You say the funniest things sometimes. You are gentle and loving, but, oh boy are you feisty and strong willed. You are determined, and therefore you will negotiate until we meet you half way. You’re quite specific about things, and you have no problem communicating it with us (or with others). You speak really well for your age, and often kids your age look at you while you’re talking to them rather amazed by what you are saying.You have the cutest smile, and your eyes twinkle whenever you say something cheeky or funny. You love the beach, and you love having water fights. You love people older than yourself, and you make special connections with people. I love watching how you interact with people, and how you make others smile and laugh. You bring so much joy too so many.
We’ve had a bit of a wild year with your seizures, but even whilst going through it all you stood strong and very brave. You even taught us to be brave and to hold onto our faith whilst riding out this storm. We literally cannot imagine life without you, nor do we want too. You are our miracle boy, and no weapon formed against you or against our family will prosper. You were born for a purpose, destined for greatness, you are a world changer leader and influencer in the making. Watching you grow, and being apart of it, is truly the greatest honor that we do not take for granted or take lightly. You are heaven sent my boy, our greatest gift and treasure.
May you always feel loved, safe, and special.