Mini Man - this week you turned 3.
|morning monkey bread w/ a train of candles|
The first thing you said on your birthday - other than "is it my birthday?" - was that your brother could open some of your presents. It was such a perfect example of you are, I don't know how - I can't take credit for it - but you have an innate drive to love others and be generous. Your father and I joke that you are more extroverted than the rest us combined; you are always smiling at and striking up conversations with strangers. You also love to share. Anytime I give you a treat you either ask for some for your siblings - and you actually give it to them - or you share yours. Your happily let Big Buddy take the bigger pieces. And when Little Lady can't find her shoes or blanket you are quick to offer yours. These characteristics of yours bring me so much joy. They also cause to me to pause; I so badly want to protect this sweetness in your heart. I pray that God will give me wisdom to help you grow in and use these gifts that I honestly don't naturally have.
It's an amazing blessing being your mommy. I can't wait to see what "three" brings - here are a "few" happy moments that I hope to always remember from "two".
|a band-aid for your broken heart - i had told you no|
|you love to pretend to be a protector|
|your pants rarely fit|
|a diva moment|
|this year elephants were your favorite animal|
|"singing in the rain" was your favorite song|
|more singing in the rain|
|spiderman is your favorite superhero|
An extra note: this boy's heart does amaze me, but he is a child like any other and therefore has his not so "awe" inducing moments. He is shockingly messy, extremely sneaky, and shows his disappointment as passionately as he shows his love. I adore him and think he is extraordinary - I always will.