A Letter to my Curly Headed Valentine
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
To my curly headed Valentine,
Of all the adventures we have had with living room tents, backyard sword fights and zoo-wide quests, my favorite times with you is when we sleepily slow dance in the evening. You drift to sleep as I count every finger and toe, as I marvel at how you are growing.
They told me you would grow too fast. I was sure it was true. But I couldn’t imagine that time could possibly pass so quickly.
While it is bittersweet for me, I beam with pride at how you are growing from little baby to great big boy.
There is an unspeakable and catching joy with you. It is rare that you wake up in a sour mood. You greet each morning with a resounding, “TaDa! It’s ‘da morning” or with a song. Your favorite mantra is, “Todays is a great day!”.
Baby bear, even at 2 years-old I see a great leader in you. The Bible says, “Do not let anyone despise you because you are young.” I speak this over you every day. I pray that you will not wait until you feel smart enough, wise enough, or good enough to lead. If we waited until we were ready, we would never lead. Seek God’s knowledge, wisdom and righteousness. Seek His plan in leadership. His plan is perfect in direction in timing. I learned that one the hard way, little man. Perhaps you won’t have to.
You are a remarkable little boy, Elijah Myles. Thank you for allowing me such an incredible gift, the gift of being your mother.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
the luckiest mama around
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