June 30, 2018
Dear Sweet Micah Boy,
Happy birthday buddy! I can’t believe it has been three years since that sweet (albeit painful!) night that Daddy and I met you. You were and continue to be such a precious gift to our family.
When your big sister Ella went to be with Jesus, our home felt so painfully empty. Daddy and I prayed and prayed for several months that God would restore our joy and bless us with another baby. And would you believe that when I found out that you were on the way, I wasn’t really sure how I felt about it! But the fears and hesitation I felt were only because I had no idea what an amazing little boy you were going to be. From the moment they handed you to me in the hospital, I was totally smitten with you, and you’ve been melting hearts ever since.
You’ve grown and learned so much this year! You learned to go potty like a champ, and totally blew your sisters’ track record out of the water on how fast you figured it out! I love that you’re interested in learning to help around the house and you do such a good job focusing on putting away your toys and organizing your stuffed animals (which you call your family). You speak SO well and absolutely crack us up with the funny things you say. Our favorites right now (though some of these are naughty) are, “I’m SO mad!”, “That’s what I said!”, “That was berry kind of you”, and “That feels me so happy!”. I love the way you think things through and love to give us all verbal lists of how the day is going to go (even if your plan isn’t exactly accurate). I love watching you sit at the piano and mimic your sisters’ hand position. And nothing will ever make me happier than hearing your sweet little voice start calling out “Good morning guys!” when you wake up in the morning…though sometimes I wish you would say it a little later.
This next year will a big one for you. You’ll get to start going to school in the fall and will no doubt keep getting better and better at so many things you’re already doing. You are truly the cherry on top of our family and bring us all so much joy, Micah. We love you to pieces and are so excited to celebrate you today!
Lots of Love,