You were our biggest newborn at 7.8 pounds and now you weight 39 lbs.
4 years old! Wow! 3 was a special age… no longer a baby.. but somehow still too young to be a ‘young man’. But at 4, your babyhood is behind you. You are a school-aged child! When did that happen?
Sweet boy… I just adore you. I love the person you are turning into.
I love that you were, and still are, a great sleeper.
I love that every morning you come crawl in the bed and snuggle with us.
I love how you continually crack us up hourly with silly jokes, funny sayings and goofy faces.
I love that you ask me every day to do school!
I love how your smile can light up a whole room.
I love that you are writing your name, learning all of your letters and sounds, and learning 1+1=2.
I love that you love to watch football, basketball and baseball with your daddy.
I love that you have an amazing imagination.
I love all of your million drawings that you draw for me.
I love how thoughtful you are becoming.
I love how you pray for others, especially Bianca and her family.
I love that you are best friends with you brother and sisters, but you are really close to Jake. I just wish I could get you to stop screaming at them when they upset you.
I love how you will pretty much stop anything that you are doing to come and snuggle with me and read a book.
I love that you are very physical, love to rough and tumble, are coordinated and doing a great job playing ball.
At 4 your personality is just so sweet, sensitive, and caring. I look forward to discovering the gifts and talents that God has given you. As your mom, I’m beginning to see a glimmer of the special gifts you’ve been entrusted with.
God has great things in store for you Judd. I just know it. He has a great plan for you, my child, and I am so incredibly blessed to have a very small part in that… to help guide you and walk along side you until you’re ready to do all on your own.
There is so much more I could say and I am sure that I am missing something really special but remember:
Your daddy and I love you, Juddman!! Happy Birthday!