Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dear Samuel

Dear Samuel,

Happy 4th birthday little man! I love you so much.
Or, as you often say to me: I love you the whole whole whole whole whole whole whole whole whole way to the moon and back.

And I can't believe how lucky I am that I get to be your mom.

This week I've been thinking so much about waiting and your story and your birth and what your life has meant to our family. I wonder if other people get sick of hearing your story? Or hearing me talk about what a little miracle you are.

I don't think I will ever tire of your story. 

Because I easily forget truth about who God is and who I am and what He has done for me and what His Word promises He will do.

God tells us to remember.

And you are my reminder.

Your life reminds me that God is faithful to His Word and faithful to His promises.
And I can never get tired of that. 

When I look at you Samuel I am consumed with this thought: I am so proud to be your mama.

You are a joy to be around and to take with on errands and to engage in conversation with. You ask curious questions like: "Are race cars faster than police cars?" and "When are they going to repave this road? It's bumpy."

You have a tender heart. You also get angry. You laugh out loud frequently. And you throw your arm around my neck and tell me you love me while I am reading to you and then you turn and burp in my face.

You are all boy.

You run and you jump. All. the. time. And I can only hope and pray you will run and jump for the Lord Samuel. My prayer is often, "Lord, let him run for you. Let him run to you. Let him run for your glory. You made him fast God, may he run for you."

Today, at 4, you love whales, and space shuttles, and cars and music and spider man and batman and dinosaurs. Your favorite colors are black and blue. Your favorite sandwich: salami and cheese. You love gum. You love to play with your friends. And you care deeply for your little sis (when she's not driving you crazy or vice versa). Your dad is your best bud and when I asked you if I could be your best bud, you said, "No. You're a girlfriend."

I'll settle for being your best mom. And I'll thank God every day that I am. And I will continue to tell our story of waiting and God answering and how your life reminds me of a great God who loves us completely.

And my heart will always, always be full of gratitude to a young woman for a courageous decision she made four years ago that that ended our days of waiting and 
changed my life forever.

Happy birthday Samuel.

Love you,



Hope Lien said...


Ann said...

Samuel is adorable... sending birthday wishes his way!