Friday, August 28, 2015

A letter to my son

My wonderful son,

Your daddy and I were talking recently about you, the things we love about you and what we're looking forward to in the next year.  The thing is; we were having a tough time coming up with anything to be excited about.

Not because we're not excited about your turning three.

You see, you're just so darn wonderful at this exact moment in time, it is truly hard to imagine that it gets any better.

You are kind.  You are helpful.  You are loving.  You are smart.  You are so, so funny and so, so sweet.  You love absolutely everything about life with a contagious enthusiasm and obvious joy.  You are easy about almost everything - except food.  Food is your currency and one of the few things you're certain to melt about - and reply, "I can deal with that!" even when you don't get your own way.  You love to snuggle, and give the very best hugs. You put your sisters above yourself.  You think of acts of service to perform for those around you.  It is so much fun to be your mom and watch you grow!

If ever I was going to freeze time, it would be right now.  How my heart longs to keep you in this moment.  To hear your sweet voice pronouncing - and often  mispronouncing in the most adorable fashion - words that are much beyond your three year vocabulary.  To watch you willingly don dresses to play Anna and Elsa with your sister.  To hear your infectious giggle.  To listen to the generosity in your heart's prayers.

Our family is so blessed to have you in it.  We are so much better for knowing you.

With great big love and gratitude,


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