Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dear Samuel

Dear Samuel,
You and I have spent a lot of time together during the past 3 1/2 months. Pretty much all day, every day (and a lot of nights too!).

But last night you took your mom on her first dinner date with you. It was such a fun and precious time, I'm not sure I'll ever forget it.

As we headed out the door it was about -5 degrees out (which is significantly warmer than it is outside today).

Our date started with a trip to the library so mom could pick up some books on vaccinations and sleeping. There are a lot of helpful books for an uneducated new mom to read, so I'm reading like crazy. Then we went to the post office and bought some more stamps so we can send out all the baby announcements and thank yous that we didn't send before Christmas (there are just so many!).

Then we went to return a movie to Redbox at McDonalds and that's when you decided we should stay and have a dinner date together.

You sat in your car seat smiling like crazy while mom ate a #2 all by herself. I talked to you and you always smiled in return. I enjoyed my delicious not-so-healthy dinner very much. But the company was the best. I am not sure I've ever enjoyed a trip to McDonalds quite so much. I soaked it all in so I wouldn't forget it.

3 1/2 months might be a little young to introduce you to fast food, but I don't regret it for one minute. The only regret I have is that I forgot the camera and couldn't take a pic of you on our first dinner date together.

But there will be more dates. Lots more. I'm going to squeeze in as many dates with you as possible in the next 10 years because after that you'll want to hang out with your friends rather than your mom.

Oh my little man. My sweet Samuel. If only I had known what I was waiting for, I would have waited for you forever.


Jeremiah 29:11 said...

Wow, I honestly had tears in my eyes as I read that last line. Your post gives me much needed HOPE while I am still waiting. I long for the day when I can utter those same words...
Thank you for your encouragement!

Aunt Sharon said...

a trick for putting liitle ones to sleep (and me!) is to cover their head with a light blanket. It is like a safe cacoon! :-)

Aunt Sharon said...

I should add that is while the baby is on your shoulder!

Sew said...

You have to stop getting me teared up at work! Wow! That really helps with the waiting the last line of this post. Speechless

JalenasMommy said...

Wow! I am all teary eyed! That was beautiful, as is everything else you write. He is such a lucky little boy to have you as his Mama.