Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Eli's Two Year Letter...

Baby boy,

You are a gift. You have been my gift every day for the last 730 days. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined having a little boy as priceless as you. One of the things I love most about being your mommy is your smile; your smile can turn my day around. Your laugh can pierce through any ounce of mundane drudgery that comes from the day-to-day routine. Your daddy and I love you so, so much. Every day we have a story to tell one another about something that you did. You bring us so much joy, love and laughter.


You are flat out amazing. You are a quick learner, kind-hearted and filled with all kinds of wonder. It is neat to watch the wheels turning in your head as you work to figure out the world around you. I am cherishing these last few days we have together without your baby sister here. I am sad to let these days of just the two of us go, but I know that you will be a wonderful big brother.  

Every night I stand over your bed and pray that God will give you a passion and a purpose early in life and that you will be a devout follower of Him. I pray that you will have good, supportive friends and a wonderful wife one day. Then, I pray that God will help your daddy and I be the best parents we can be as we lead you down the path He has chosen for you. I am so excited to see what the future holds for you. 

I love you around the world and back; I am so proud of you and thank God for the opportunity to be your mommy every day. Thank you for being you.

Some little things I love and don’t want to forget:

-I love when you ask to “hold mommy’s hand” and ask me to “sing Eli’s song” when you lay down for naps and bed.

-I love that you know every word to “Jesus Loves Me”; I love to hear you sing.

-I love to see the huge smile on your face when you “get daddy”.

-I love your laugh; best sound in the world.

-I love how you look for the moon every time we go outside.

-I love how infatuated you are with your Grandpaw and his “John Deere Tractors”

-I love how happy you are to see me when you wake up from your afternoon nap. You will call out “MOMM-Y, MOMM-Y!” and have the biggest grin on your face when I peek through the door to see you. It is like you can’t wait to see what we are going to do next.

If you could just do me one favor- Please stop growing up so fast...I know one day I will look up and you will be all grown-up and gone.

All my love,


Monica said...

Ummm....where did your little baby boy go?!?! What a so very precious little boy you have there. Such a cutie.