To Number One on the Occasion of Your 6th Birthday

God, I love this kid

Little love,

there is a song that we like that has lyrics that say,

On the day that you were born, the angels got together

And decided to make a dream come true…

We think that is exactly what happened on that early morning that you were born – angel dust was sprinkled in your hair, birds sang and gave you the gift of their bright eyes, and the stars shone down from the universe and smiled.

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Because when you came to us, an entire world opened – you made me a mother, you made Daddy a father – in one fell swoop, you made us both the happiest and most terrified we have ever been.

You’ll understand the feeling someday, if you choose to have children.

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Micah, you mean the world to us.

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Micah, M-I-C-A-H

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M is for your magnificent caring heart. You see and you love and you care

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I is for your inquisitiveness. Go ahead and look it up – I’ll wait – “inquisitive” – got it? Yep, that’s you, Sherlock!

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C is for creative: you make up words, stories, pictures, cities, businesses, dance moves, names, even animals! Goo-goo-ga-ga scorpions!

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A is for articulate. You like words and have a knack for using them.

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H is for happy. You have a spirit that is happy and bright – your little light shines, Number One!

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M-I-C-A-H: Micah, our little boy who is growing up so fast and so well.

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We love you.

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With all of our hearts,

Mommy and Daddy



Meriah Nichols is teacher and artist who lives in a yurt off the grid. She is deaf, has 3 kids (one with Down syndrome) and a lot of chickens. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done. She likes her tea Earl Grey and hot.


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