Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Birthday 3rd Brayden Thomas!

Brayden Thomas,

3 years ago today, you came into the world, making me a mommy for the first time. It seems like just yesterday we were pulling out of the hospital parking lot wondering why the hospital staff would allow us to take such a fragile little life home with us. We didn't feel prepared. I'm not sure anyone can ever be fully prepared for this parenting gig. And you've given us a run for our money the past 3 years to test that fact ;)

2 month

These past couple of months have been sweet for me as your momma as I watch you exit the baby/toddler phase and enter into the little boy/preschool stage. I have loved being able to fully communicate with you, to reason with you (as much reasoning as can be done with a preschooler) and to laugh with you about silly things. Your Gigi often reminds me that I prayed for a football player. There's not a doubt in my mind that the Lord answered that prayer.

7 months

You are 100% energy ALL THE TIME.You have a pain tolerance higher than anything I have ever seen. If you are crying, I KNOW you are hurt! Your favorite things to do is to either play basketball, play baseball or play tackle football (you are very clear that you are playing TACKLE football). I love that you love sports. You seriously live, eat, sleep and breath sports. You've told me your favorite is baseball.

You have really started understanding all of the different bible stories that we read to you. Your favorite has always been David and Goliath, but you have recently taken a great interest in Jonah, Abraham and more recently the crucifixion of Jesus. I love being able to talk to you about these stories and hear your little voice describe to me why things are happening. It makes me so proud to watch you grow in understanding of the Lord. My prayer is that no only your knowledge in the Lord would abound but that you would also develop a deep, intimate love for the Lord.


You have a deep love for super heroes. It makes my heart swoon when I hear you "soaring" through the house with nothing on but a super hero mask, tighty whities and a cape. Makes me proud to be a boy mom, because really, what girl wouldn't love to be rescued every day of the week, or have someone to always have near to fight off the bad guys? ;)

I love when I walk out of my room with clothes on, even if it's sweat pants and you say "oh that looks so cute on you momma!" Or "you're so pretty momma." And you REALLY melt my heart when you pipe up from the back seat as we're driving and say "Momma?" And I reply "yes?" and you say "Momma I love you really much. All the way to the moon and back much." Melt. My. Momma. Heart.

I'm not quite sure of any of your growth stats since we've not yet been to your well-check. Not that I really care all that much... because to me your in the 100th percentile of cuteness.


Brayden I love you so much! Thank you for stretching me. Thank you for making me laugh and laughing with me. You are definitely one of the sweetest gifts the Lord has ever blessed me with, and I feel so honored to be able to call you son. Happy Birthday sweet boy!


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