eight is great

it would be absolutely true to say that in many ways eliot changed my life. he is my firstborn child. before eliot, i was not a mother. after, well, i guess the after is pretty obvious. but here is the thing, eliot is a great kid. like really great. like it's hard for me to believe sometimes that he is the person he is. did we make this? how can this be? did he just say what i think he did? how did he get so smart? why is he so sweet? this stream of questions has been running through my brain for the last eight years. i still have no answers, apart from the person you see before you. all i know is that if eliot were not my son, he is still someone i would be happy to know, and count as a friend. happy birthday son. when i think of you all grown up, i can see the best person possible. i love you.


Blogger montague said...

happy birthday eliot!!! may this year be truly wonderful!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Mike T. said...

this post made me choke up a bit. ...but in a good way. thanks for that!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Elisabelle said...

Happy Birthday Eliot!
My son just turned 8 too :)
Beautiful words for him.

1:22 AM  
Blogger leah said...

love the ode, love the photo.

5:39 AM  
Blogger house on hill road said...

happy birthday eliot! eight is pretty dang great.

7:04 AM  
Blogger hearblack. said...

such a great picture.
both my wife and i commented that we hope our kids look that cool, ha

hope he had a good one,


9:18 AM  
Blogger Blues said...

great picture. I came here from pictorymag where your words really hit home with me. It´s good to be here.

12:16 PM  
Blogger claire said...

oh hannah, you're pretty great yourself :) what sweet words for him to treasure. hope you had awesome birthday celebrations. x

9:40 AM  
Blogger beth said...

seriously. one of the coolest people i know - and that's w/o the 'stipulation' of in a particular age range. it's just true, period.

10:56 PM  

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