Today you are THREE. It’s so hard to believe. It’s also hard to believe that you came home to us just ten months ago. It seems like you have been here forever. I don’t think you will ever know or understand the happiness and utter joy you have brought to our lives. When I say you “have charisma” I mean, everyone who meets you smiles just because they have seen your sweet face.
You make us laugh all day, everyday. You are constantly learning and saying new things. Like just today you told us you were going “ice kating” and began twirling and jumping around the living room. We didn’t even know you knew what ice skating was! You are such a thinker. If you see or hear something new you stop to study it or repeat it. You move your lips quietly to repeat what you have heard. We can see in your eyes that you are thinking. As a matter of fact, just the other week you were doing a puzzle and you told me, “Mama, I hafta concentrate, dat means pay attention.”
Your favorite thing to do right now is to play with you cars. You put men in and out of them, they go to the store, or the post office or the gas station. Sometimes you stage accidents and take the cars and people to the “hostable.” You have a vivid imagination and it is our prayer that that never changes. You rarely watch tv, it’s just not interesting to you unless there is a car commercial on. You do like to watch Sesame Street once in awhile and have quickly learned about all the characters! You LOVE to read and will sit on a lap for over an hour to read books.
You are so loving and affectionate. You stop several times a day and randomly say, “Mama, I wuv you” and give me a great big squeeze. You do the same to Daddy and Bramma. It is in these sweet and quiet moments that I am reminded of what an amazing little boy you are. This year has been a year full of change for you, yet you have still accomplished so much. None of the challenges you have faced have slowed you down, they have only made you try harder. You are the strongest and bravest little boy I know. You have a joy for life that I have never seen in a child so young. I am honored and humbled to be chosen to be your mother. I think I’m the luckiest mom in the world.
God has a very special plan for your life LittleMan. I know that I’m partial, but so many of our friends and family have said the same thing. There is just something about you that brings immense joy and happiness to everyone you meet. You are unique, you are perfect, and today you are three. I love you buddy! Thank you for being you.
Always and forever,