Today you are 9 months old. I cannot believe how time has flown. I’ve been blessed to be able to watch you grow, learn, explore, master skills and laugh. I also cannot imagine life without having known you. You are very precious, and your happy, fun little spirit has helped soothe the grief and hurt over losing your brother so soon.
You will never fully know how much I love you. Or how much your Daddy loves you. When your faces lights up upon seeing him…his lights up in ways that make me so happy.
You are a gift. You do not have to do anything but just be you, to be the best gift ever.
I’ve prayed for you since the moment we found out you were coming. Prayed for you to have strength in God, to know your mind, to be firm in your faith, to have a loving heart and giving spirit. For you to know how much we love you, and God loves you more. God has blessed my prayers and then some, already. I can see the boy you’re becoming, and echos of the man you’ll be one day. I’m so excited to be the one to teach you, watch over you in prayer and learn from you. I’m so humbled to be chosen as your Mom.
I pray often to be the Mom you need me to be, that God will change me, so I can be the Mom HE made me to be. I’m the perfect Mom for you, although I am imperfect in many ways. I’ll mess up, and I pray that in messing up, I won’t mess you up too much. That you’ll forgive me faults, as I’ll forgive yours. We are in this together, J.
I love you more than any words can express.
Happy 9 months, short stack!