Eight years ago you my sweet boy changed my entire world. I never knew my heart could love another person as much as I love you. I also never realized all the responsibility and selflessness it would bring. Scared to tears I sat in the hospital with so many family friends for over 30 hours. Just waiting for you. Eight years later I can remember laying you down in front of me on the hospital bed. I just sat and stared at you. You were mine. I wanted to watch your every move, your every coo, your every wiggle, your every yawn, your every cry. I didn't want to miss a single second.
Eight years later, once again you have taught me what it's like to stretch my heart even more. I continue to feel so blessed that Jesus saw fit to have me be your mom. You are so caring and have such a pure heart. Over the last year I have seen you grow into this little man. It makes me sad but at the same time I am seeing you grow in so many areas of your life. You are such a great big brother. I can't even begin to tell you how thankful I am that you are the example that your little brothers see. You are kind hearted, you are full of character, you have this way about you that makes you stand out. You give 110% in everything you do. It is challenging and humbling to watch. You are crazy athletic. You still don't have a clue of how talented you are. Your brothers adore you and do everything they can to be just like you. I know that it can be hard having two younger brothers- you sweet boy are such a great example to them. The Lord knew just how good you would be at teaching and leading your younger brothers.
I am praying that as you continue to get older that you will continue to love Jesus with all your heart. That you will look to Him before anything or anyone else. That you will continue to be a leader to not only your brothers but to your friends. I am so proud of you and so thankful to call you my son. You bring a joy to our family that is unexplainable. I am holding tight to this short time I have with you before you venture out into this crazy world. For now, I will soak in every second and love on you as much as I can!
I love you to the moon and back!
Happy Birthday my sweet boy!