Today was such a special day. You are a big three year old now. You stole my heart the first time I saw you, and you continue to tug on it a little more each day. Actually, your sweet personality has captured a lot of people’s hearts. So today, I want to make sure you know how much I love you.
I love you because while helping me make your Aztec birthday cake today, you said, “I’m the best cooker, Mommy!”
I love you because you say, “I’ll hold her, Mommy.” And then, you hold your baby sister and give her a hundred Eskimo kisses. Or, when she whimpers or cries, you’ll say, “Mommy, Baby Jayla needs you.” I love you because you always remind me how much you love your older brother and sister by saying, “J.J.’s my buddy.” or “Jacob’s my buddy.”
I love you because you make me feel special when you tell other people, “Mommy didn’t say so.” or “Yes, Mommy said so.” I love you because you give me sweet kisses with those big “Elvis” lips as you say, “I love you, too, Mommy” or “I missed you so much, Mommy.”
I love you because even when you are sick on a church day you say, “But Mommy, I want to go to church. I want to go in J.J.’s class.” I love you because you take time to admire God’s wonderful creations by saying, “Look Mommy the moon!” or “Aww, new baby chicks, Mommy.”
I love you because you pick me dandelions, buttercups, red clover, and even maple leaves, and you say, “Here you go, Mommy.” or “These are for your birfday!” I love you because without even asking you to, you say, “Thank you so much.” or “No, thank you.” I love you because when I explain something to you, you say, “Oh, right!”
I love you because as you play with your horses you are so cute when you say, “Eeeeee…”
I love you because even though I still call you Baby James, you remind me that you are not a baby anymore by saying, “Mommy, I’m a big boy now like Jacob.” But, you will always be my Baby James. There are so many reasons why I love you! Keep stealing people’s hearts Little Buddy. I love you so much.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17
Thank you Jesus for our Sweet Baby James!