To The Boy Who Made Me A Mother

dear ellis,
you are my big hearted adventurer.
brave, kind, genuine, soft, daring
all of your qualities and so many more make up the best bits of my existence.
from the day you were born, your papa and i started documenting your beautiful life story.
i complied these videos of your first year originally for your birthday, but time as it always does slipped away from me.
today feels like a fitting day to celebrate you and the gift of motherhood you have given me.
you are strong, wise, funny, curious
totally and completely brilliant.

being your mother is the greatest privilege.
i love you.