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,
TGIF…Really, Thank GOODNESS.
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