It’s hard to believe that our sweet boy is 10 years old! Although he has made a lot of progress and we have made many great memories together, Emmett's birthdays are always a little bittersweet.
When Emmett’s brother turned 10, I made a compilation video of him through the years and decided to do the same for Emmett. However, I didn’t realize that the process of choosing a background song would bring up so many emotions. Of course, going through countless videos brought tears to my eyes too, but not in the same way.There are a lot of songs about children growing up or the love that a parent has for a child, but it was hard finding a song that seemed to fit Emmett. Many of the lyrics are about the things that most children do as they grow, like climbing trees, jumping in puddles, and riding a bike. Emmett can do his own version of these things with help, but not on his own. Other songs have lyrics about how quickly things change, falling in love, and going out into the world. While these things are very common for most people, this is not our reality with Emmett. Of course, he is growing up and learning new things, but he needs constant supervision and it is unlikely that he will ever be able to live independently. Most of the time, I try not to dwell on these things, but it is hard to completely put it out of my mind, especially now that he has reached double digits and is still very much like a toddler.
I will help you through
Little heart, when you get broken
I will shelter you
Little ears, if you will listen