Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dear Samuel

Dear Samuel,
It's been a long time since I've written you a letter. But tonight as I was driving home from our busy day, I knew I wanted to write what was on my heart. 

Today is Mother's Day and I couldn't be more proud to be your mama. For 19 months I've had the incredible privilege of being a mom and it's hard to put words to how I feel about that.

You are my son. You are my oldest and therefore you hold a very special place in my heart. You are my miracle man.

I don't ever want to forget these days with you, yet it seems they are going by so fast. Too fast. You are growing and changing and learning so quickly.

Today you said three new words: Aaron, Lauren, and Boat (when you saw Grandpa's pontoon). Every day I hear new words and it's music to my ears...unless you're repeating things I say like 'nasty' or 'oh, shoot.'

I love your tender heart Samuel. You have such a soft spot for your sister. You give her hugs and kisses. You love teddy bears, satin blankets and anything soft. You fold your hands when we pray and you try to close at least one eye (but you're so curious that I like to peak at you and watch you look at everyone else while we pray).

Yet you are SO full of energy and life. You do nothing halfheartedly. You play hard. Eat fast. Sleep long. You give whatever you're doing all you've got. And I pray that you will always do that.

Today was a very full day. We went to church. Ate lunch and napped at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Played outside. Went to the mall. And you loved every minute of it all. No matter where we are or what we're doing, it's as if you wouldn't want to be doing anything else.

Tonight we read Night Night Prayers before bed. We rocked and I read. Then I held you and sang Jesus Loves You while you put your head on my shoulder. Then I prayed over you that the Lord would use your tender heart and amazing energy for His glory. That your identity would be found in Him alone. That truth would reign in your heart and mind. I thanked God for the awesome privilege of being your mom.

I won't ever forget that being your mom is a gift Samuel. That's why today I celebrate you my little man. A gift dropped out of heaven and into my life 19 months ago. Mother's Day is about moms and today I am so blessed and so grateful to be your mom.

I love you Samuel,


JellyBelly said...

Samuel is a very lucky little boy to have a great mama like you!

~Sherry said...

I had so much fun fun with Samuel yesterday...holding him while we prayed, snuggling w/ him after his nap, playing at the mall and teaching him to say my name! He makes my heart smile everytime I see him. You, my Sister, have raised such a wonderful and happy boy. I am proud to be his Auntie and even more proud to be your Sister. You are a Great Mom! Luv U lots! -Sher