Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dear Son

I was standing in the kitchen today, and you walked up to me and said, "Mama, I need to show you something." You held up your right arm, supporting it with your left hand. "I'm growing hair on my arm!" You were thrilled. "What do you think this means?" I said. "It means I'm growing into a man," said you, my little man. And you wrapped your arms around my waist and hugged me before running back to your legos.

Tonight, you popped your first wheelie in the driveway. You looked straight at me with a huge smile on your face after your bike slowed. "Well, what did you think?" I said. You said with a HUGE grin on your face; "I loved it! It was great!"  You road around the cul de sac happily and continued popping wheelie after wheelie. At one point, you yelled, "Mama! My wheel got two inches off the ground! It really did!"

I put our littlest guy to bed and gave your sisters a bath while you and Daddy went on a bike ride around the neighborhood. I love that your Dad enjoys spending time with you. You are so FUN! Your Dad told me that when you two were riding that you said, "I like riding and talking with you." When you guys returned, you were out in the garage cleaning your bike. Your Dad had raised the seat for you, aired up the tires and tightened the headset (handlebars to us non-bike people). As you were cleaning you said to your Dad, "I'm gonna make this thing look brand new. I think we need to repaint it. It's kinda dinged up." I love your antics. I don't  want to forget all the cute, funny, profound things you say.

You got to stay up a little late tonight and have some time with just your Daddy and me. Before you went to bed, you came to me and gave me a goodnight hug while insisting, "Kiss and hug, Mama. Kiss and hug." Once again, I was standing in the kitchen. I stopped what I was doing to hug you and give you a smooch. As you were hugging me, you looked up at me and said, "I love hugs from you and you love hugs from me."

Son, you melt my heart. I cannot say how thankful I am to be your mom. I am proud of you. I love you. Thank you for loving me and teaching me about God's love for me.



  1. Love this post and the accompanying pictures. Perfect. ;)

    1. Thanks, Vallerie. It is so fun to be a mom.

  2. I love our little man. You are a great mom for him. His conversations are out of this world sometimes, that's for sure!