A Letter to My Son

5 01 2012

“May the LORD bless you and take care of you; May the LORD be kind and gracious to you; May the LORD look on you with favor and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

Dear Baby H,

Happy 1st Birthday, baby boy!  Mommy and Daddy love you very much.  This day is such a blessed day because it is the day you arrived in our lives.  This day may be a cold wintery day but you warmed our hearts with your presence.  We cannot get enough of your smiles, giggles and laughter.  You amaze us more and more with each passing day.

The Lord is great.  He blessed us with you.  He trusted us enough to raise a tiny child and to be the ones to help shape you into what you may become.  We know that we will make mistakes along the way but we hope that it will never be too late to correct ourselves.  We know that we don’t always have the right answer but we hope we can make the best decision for you.

Our wish for you is a happy, simple life.  We want to give you the world and support you in all you do.  We wish for a life filled with happiness, joy and love.  We may not always be able to shield you with the downsides of life but we will be there to help pick up the pieces and we will be there offer a shoulder for you to cry on.

May you always trust the path God has put before you.  May He always shower you with His love and blessings.

WE LOVE YOU, BABY H.  You are our greatest blessing.

Love always, with endless hugs and kisses,

Mommy and Daddy

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Proud Parent Moment

15 12 2011

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.  – Charles R. Swindoll

Tonight was a proud and happy moment for DH and I.

Baby H took his FIRST steps!!  He was standing right by my sister’s Christmas tree and then he moved forward about 2-3 steps.  Soon after, he tumbled to the ground.  He attempted to walk a couple of times later on in the night with a few successes and a number of fails to follow after.  DH and I were so happy to see him experience this milestone.

I love watching Baby H grow but at the same time, it melts my heart.  He is no longer this tiny baby that would sleep in our arms.  I remember just staring at him for hours.  Now, I cannot get him to sit still for a few minutes.  He is so curious and active that I knew this day would come soon.

The best thing we can do is to encourage him when he falls and trust that he will gain the confidence he needs to walk on his own.

I guess the three of us are just going to take it “one step at a time”.