On being four years old

Today, the boy that made me a mama & change my entire world turns 4.  FOUR. how is that even possible.  As all parents know & understand, he was literally born yesterday.  so four years?- blows my mind. My heart is full of all sorts of emotions guys.  I decided to write Asher a letter because there is a limit to the mushy-gushy on social media, yeah?  And I'm unashamedly the mom that feels all the feels so here we go::  

Asher Zachary//

Happy birthday sweet boy! There is so much I can say and so much I don't know how to say.  Your life is just precious. It brought to life so many hopes and dreams we had.  I am constantly in awe of how much beauty unfolds as we watch you grow- you truly are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God- we are so thankful he created you to be a part of our family.

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Can I share a secret with you?  I'm really, really excited about year four. You are so fun to play with and your mind is so brilliant- I love to guide you and watch you learn.  Your determination is staggering and you are so fiercely independent it gently reminds my heart that you are not a little baby anymore.  That you are becoming yourself more and more each day.  Becoming the incredible boy that God designed.

Your spirit is free and wild and gentle and sweet. You're the real deal bud. You are absolutely hilarious and I love listening to you talk. You are talented in ways you don't even understand.  ( seriously, not everyone can do perfect yoga poses on the couch) You carry bravery and strength and adventure with you wherever you go.

Being your mama is such an honor.  You have brought me so much joy- and God has taught me so much about himself through you.  He has refined my heart(and still is) beyond comprehension- giving me lessons in patience, and grace and unconditional love that I would not know without you.  My prayer is that I am able to teach you the same things.  And that you would know the fullness of God- who loves you so much more than I do. That he has chosen you by his marvelous grace Asher.  He has such amazing things planned for your life.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANDSOME BOY- YOU ARE SO DEEPLY LOVED.  NOW LET'S GO EAT TREATS AND I'LL PRETEND NOT TO CRY.

xoxo, mama