Simple Living

Your Fourth Birthday – Promise Me This

birthday boy

F our years seems like such a long time. Four years ago I waited helpless and sore to see you for the first time, to hold you for the first time and to kiss you for the first time. I remember tubes and wires, so many wires – wires that kept you breathing and fighting – wires that kept you from me yet saved your life simultaneously.

I cried when your eyes first met my own. A fountain of love escaped from me that day and has done each year since then. You were beautiful, you are beautiful – you are a miracle of my own making and without you I simply would not be who I am today.

Each year that has passed, I’ve watched you struggle to keep up. Your sheer thirst for life has inspired me to look at the way I live my own life and so together we have both progressed. We’ve grown to be stronger and happier people – full of adventure and inspiration who lust after knowledge and learning without end. You share my deep fascination with technology and how things work, asking endless questions that sometimes even I don’t know the answer to. You are my son through and through.

At times it has been hard, we both know that. Sometimes I can’t play as much or run around as much but I promise you that I want to. Other times I look at you and wish that I could wrap you up in my arms and never let go, but I know that time is ever turning and that reluctantly I need to let you fly and figure things out for yourself.

So now that you are four please promise me a few things:

  • Live for yourself and strive to enjoy every moment that you have of this life
  • Be kind, even when others behave badly towards you because you are better than that
  • Never spend more than what you have within reason – instead save for the things that you want – it’s much more rewarding
  • Love and cherish your brother and sister. As long as you have each other, you will never be lonely
  • Be the unique individual that I know you will grow to become. No one has the right to tell you who to be
  • Follow your dreams and your passions because they will lead you to happier places

And most importantly, always know that you are loved.



Get Free Email Updates!

Signup now and receive weekly email with the best posts of the week.

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Filed under: Simple Living


Stacey's a Social Media Community Manager by day and a self-confessed Geek by night. With boy/girl twins and an older son, she's got mum hacks coming out of her ears. Likes: overpopulated book shelves and shiny things. Dislikes: wearing socks.


  1. What a beautiful post – so well written, and I can feel the love in every word. Your little ones are truly lucky to have a Mum like you. Big hugs xx

  2. Pingback: Your Fourth Birthday – Promise Me This | Love All Blogs

  3. MummyNeverSleeps says

    Oh dude.

    Utterly, UTTERLY beautiful words.

    Hope A had a wonderful day xxx

    • He had an epic time – especially with his Mike The Knight birthday cake. Would love to say I made it myself but I’m a bit rubbish at that stuff.

  4. Pingback: Review: Jake & The Never Land Pirates - Fisher Price | Five's A Fellowship

  5. Pingback: 5 Family Attractions In Manchester You Won’t Find In Devon

Comments are closed.