As I write this, the sun is streaming through the window as you lay quietly sleeping on the couch. I am always moved at how your peaceful nature touches me deeply. You exude a quiet strength, patience and a grace that teaches me daily how to do better.
I spent the last couple of days reminiscing all the terrain we have covered in your 7 years. (WOW 7 years!!!) There have been twists, turns, smooth roads and rocky paths. We have navigated life never feeling alone, always perfectly aware that our Heavenly Daddy has led along the right path. I am so thankful for that partnership!
This past year has been a great one! In your face and I see such a "big boy". That little boy look is gone and you have matured so much. Your such a handsome little man! Your legs stretch for days and I wonder when they will be longer than mine! You even have some lose teeth...I can't wait to see that toothless smile!
I love that you reserve soft kisses for only your Mama ...its a touching gesture that melts my heart every time. I cannot believe how well you make eye contact now too, I see such depth of knowledge in your eyes, a world of treasure just waiting to leap out! I love that bashful look you give me as you look at me out of the corner of your eye, pretending to not notice me - you're a silly boy!
Your voice...wow, have you ever found it! The gleeful squeals that I hear first thing in the morning to tell me you are awake and ready to start the day. The screams of delight when you see or do something you like. We can't forget that infection laughter that bubbles out of your belly when we play "ahhhhh boo!" and tickle you.
I love you son, more than I can ever express in a million words. You continue to expand my capacity for love, faith and patience. You are a treasure and a joy. May this year be one full of new things. You have endured much this past year, even this past month. Seldom you complain and often you just "go with it"...I learn SO much from you!
May this year be full of amazing new miracles, dreams and new adventures. You are one of my greatest treasures. I love you so much. Happy Birthday!