he’s 2!! {and a letter to my boy}

my apologies that i’ve been a bit mia… with traveling and no internet connections, it makes it a tad bit difficult to do any blogging.  this little boy had a birthday this past tuesday {more birthday details to come later}!!

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and so, without further ado… a letter to my little m man on his birthday. 

today you’re 2 years old! it’s hard to believe that much time has already gone by. i have to say that it’s a little bittersweet. it’s so fun to watch you grow and see your personality start to come out. but, a part of me wishes that i could just keep you as a little baby, to freeze these “firsts” in time, trying desperately to hold on to each moment we’ve been given with you.

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i can’t tell you how many times over the past 2 years that i’ve had to pinch myself to make sure i’m not dreaming… that i’m really a mommy, you’re mommy. and you, this curly blond-haired boy, you really are ours. you should know that you’ve captured our hearts completely and wholly and your daddy and me… we love, we love you, we love you, like the kind that hurts deeply love you. 

{3 months}

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{6 months… i just loved that hat on you!}

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{6 months… just had to include 1 monkey picture}

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someday, when you’re older, you’ll learn more of how you came to us.  your birth story. though i didn’t carry you for 9 months or give birth to you, you were born in my heart. i prayed for you, i hoped for you, i ached for you. and when you were born, a day i will never forget, a day when God showed me that He can do things far beyond anything i possibly hoped for or dreamed… just to show His glory, just to say that He did it, only Him, no one else could take the credit.  and when i held you in my arms for the first time, i knew right there, that He had done it… He had transformed me, and knitted our hearts together with a deep love… just as deep as any love a mother can have for her own flesh and blood.   long before we knew you existed, He had planned for you to be ours. 

{7 months}

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 {9 months}

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i am so honored and blessed to be your mommy. you are a precious, precious gift from God… and you can know that your story is a special one. and though i want to be the very best mother, to protect you, to look out for you, to believe in you… i know i WILL fail you. yet, i take great hope in knowing that He will NEVER fail you, and He will always look out for you… even when no one knew you existed or was looking out for you in those first 9 months of life, He was there, protecting you. He  has plans for you, the best plans… to prosper you and to give you hope. 

{1 year}

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{15 months}

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i pray that you would come to know Him deeply. that you would know the height, breadth, depth and length of His love for YOU. that you would come to love Jesus with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.  

{18 months}

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{21 months}

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you, little M man, are an amazing boy! you are full of life, endless smiles and the wildest hair i’ve ever seen on a toddler! you love people and they are drawn to you with you’re energetic, bubbly and jabbering personality. oh, and you have some great facial expressions!! you love to read books and you love your abbey dog {not so sure she’s as crazy about you as you are about her, but i think in time, she will come around}. and i love it when you hold out your sweet chubby hands and say to me “hold ju” {aka “hold me, mama”}. i melt every time. 

{2 years}

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happy, happy birthday to you, my sweet little boy!! 

 

love, 

mommy

Published on: August 25, 2012 | Tags: ,

One Response to he’s 2!! {and a letter to my boy}

  1. Chris says:

    Fun times, I think we’ll keep him. 😉

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