Friday, March 15, 2013

Dear Brooks,

Left: In my arms, the day after you were born
Right: In my arms, this past January while we were reading a book

I've shared this quote with you before, but I really can't help it... J.M. Barrie (the brilliant man who wrote Peter Pan) said, "Young boys should never be sent to bed...they always wake up a day older." And you, my big boy, woke up yesterday a THREE YEAR OLD. It's equally awesome as it is tragic for my mama heart to think about. Goodness, you grow so fast. I am so proud of the boy you're becoming. Even though you have sneakily escaped out the front door too many times to count (yep, unlocked the door and everything) and you sit on your sister, you are my boy and I love every bit of you. Your Dad and I were talking yesterday about some of our favorite things about you. He mentioned the way you talk...you are so animated. And he loves dancing with you. You two are the craziest dancers with rhythm that just won't stop, neither of you can resist good music. Seriously has me smiling just thinking about it! We both agree that it's incredible watching you care more and more for your sister...you're still pretty little to be thinking of other's feelings, and we're working on it, but lately Ava will be crying and you'll say, "Ee-va, oh Ee-va is okay. Don' cwy." And you'll pat her head or give her a toy. And every time she gets up from naps or when I'm done nursing her, you get so excited, "Ee-va! Goo' morning Ee-va!" Even if it's 7 o'clock in the evening. ;)

Brooks I hope you know your zest for life is contagious. I'm so lucky to be your Mama. You're napping right now and I'm already excited for you to wake up so we can go on a treasure hunt outside because I think the Easter Bunny left us some eggs for a little practice run. ;)

Love you always,
Mom

2 comments:

toi said...

this is so beautiful. i really love your letters to your little boy :)

Marsha said...

Thank you for sharing your heart with us as you share it with Brooks. He's so lucky that you are his Mama! You are treasuring up these precious moments which will bond you close through generations. I can only imagine what his generations to follow will think one day as they know him better and as they know so much more about the kind of mom and dad who raised these sweet children up unto the Lord.
You have some great lab notes from your laboratory of life!
How I love you!
Can wait for you to get up here...all of you!

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