F O U R.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Dear Mason,

Today is your fourth birthday.

F O U R.

I cannot even believe that I am using the number four in a sentence to describe you. I seriously feel like you were born just yesterday (I think I say that on every birthday). It's true what they say though... the days are long, but the years are short.

These past four years have FLOWN by entirely too quickly and the fact that you are now four seems like such a huge milestone. When you were only three, I think I could still get away with calling you a toddler, but now I feel like you are a full on big kid and I'm just not sure I'm ready for it!

Being your mom is the best thing that's ever happened to me. It's been hard. It's been stressful. But there's never been a hard or stressful thing that we've moved past that wasn't worth it. I'd do it all over again for you. In a heartbeat.

I've procrastinated writing this for days and DAYS. I'm afraid that I won't be able to find the perfect words to say to you. But then I realized, this doesn't need to be perfect. You teach me that there is so much beauty in imperfection and if this isn't "perfect", so be it.

But this... this I know. I am SO blessed to be your mama. You bring so much joy to my life every.single.day. ....even the days that you are being a pain in my tush :) I would not trade one single day or change one single thing about anything. As I sit here, typing this letter to you, in denial that when I wake up in the morning, you will be my FOUR year old, this I know. I love you fiercely and would do anything for you. As would your dad. We love you SO, SO much. And even though I'm sad that another year has gone by, I am so excited to see you grow and thrive and succeed in the coming year like you did last year. You've come SO far and I could not be more proud of you.

I love you so much and cannot wait to continue to celebrate you all the way in to next weekend! Watching you open your presents yesterday and seeing the excitement on your face when we sang happy birthday to you just makes me so excited for your big birthday present/trip next weekend. I'm sure I am far more excited than you are!

Happy fourth birthday baby boy!

All my love, always and forever,
Mommy





25 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Mason, happy birthday to you!! Have a great day sweet boy!!

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  2. Happiest of birthdays to sweet Mason! I hope he's had the best weekend so far!

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  3. So sweet! Happy Birthday, Mason!!

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  4. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MASON!!! I love the pics you got with the balloon!

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  5. Oh what sweet sentiments Liz! This last year seems to have erased all the baby that was left on our kiddos. Full on big boys now. Happy Birthday Mason!

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  6. four is so big isn't it? it kills me. but HAPPY BIRTHDAY MASON!! i hope he enjoys those paw patrol cupcakes ALL DAY LONG.

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  7. Happy Birthday to Mason! Time flies, right?!

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  8. Happy Birthday Mason! I hope you guys have the best day celebrating. I know that you will :).

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  9. Happy 4th Birthday Mason! How is he 4 already?!? I can't believe how fast the years are going!

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  10. Happy birthday, Mason! Hope you guys have the best time celebrating him today!!

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  11. Happy Birthday Mason! And seriously, how is he 4 (and Noah in a few months)!?! Noah reminds me everyday he's a big kid and not a baby... It's a hard pill to swallow. Maybe we should start a support group ;)

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  12. I just love these photos!! Happy 4th birthday, Mason!!

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  13. Gah!! Why do they have to grow up so quickly?! Happy 4th Birthday, Mason!!! Love the balloon!

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  14. Four is officially big boy status!
    I hope Mason has the absolute BEST DAY EVER!
    I can't wait to hear all about your trip next weekend. He's going to have a blast!
    Happiest of Birthdays, Mason!!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Mason!!!! I hope that four is a great one! :)

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  16. Happiest of birthdays to Mason!!!!! Four is so very hard to believe!!! I know you feel lucky to be his mom but I'm positive he feels lucky to have you as his mom!

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  17. Happy Birthday Mason. It has been a complete joy watching you grow!

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  18. You bring so much joy to my life every.single.day. ....even the days that you are being a pain in my tush :) that exactly. No matter how much of a pain they are they still bring so much happiness. But four. It feels like the divide between ages is getting a lot closer at this age. Like 4,5. They don't seem too much older than Aria now but when she was 2 the 3 year olds were giants! It really baffles me how these kids are so old now. And then I think about before I had kids and I would never have said 4 or 3 was old lol.

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  19. Such sweet and 'perfect' words..!! I was nodding my head to the whole thing. I love following along with you guys and can't believe we're celebrating birthday #4..?!?! Hope it's been the best one yet. :) xo Happy happy birthday, Mason!!

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  20. Oh my word! This is so sweet. I hope he had the happiest of birthdays! I can't believe he is four!

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  21. Love the words so much, and the sweet pics! Happy birthday mason!!

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  22. It's so amazing how often we as mothers have a hard time putting our love for our children into words.

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