Personal: Eli is 3

I quietly slip into his room every night just to squeeze in one last peek before I go to bed. It’s these quiet moments – as I’m tucking the falling blanket over his arms- that I most often think about the beautiful blessing we’ve been given. I remember praying for this child – this precious little boy even before he was born. We waited eagerly for him and counted the days until we could hold his tiny hands. I would stay up late pondering the possibly of who he would become and what his character would be. He has grown since the first day we met, but his hands still fit nicely in my own. He reminds me so much of his daddy, but he’s got his own personality too. Now days I soak up all the snuggles, hugs, and kisses he’ll let me have because I know that someday they will be fewer and farther between. I know that my role as his mommy will change over time, as all relationships do – but most nights I wish that time would pass slowly to let me savor him as my little boy a bit longer.

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” – Robert Munsch

Eli turned 3 over the weekend – my little boy is growing up! I love him with all my heart and I’m so proud of the little man he is becoming. I cherish all the smiles, laughter, and love he has brought to our little family. He is the sweetest boy I know, and I feel beyond blessed to be his mommy. Happy birthday Eli – you are loved more than you know!

Here are some pics from his special week :-)

Eli is so special they had a festival in town on his birthday! He loved it – and wore his birthday crown the whole time :-)
This past week Eli wanted to have a pillow fight on our bed – so I of course grabbed my camera. I LOVE these pictures – and it was so much fun!

James took some video of Eli the morning of his birthday – this little clip was too adorable not to share!

 

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We love you Eli – my beautiful, bright, and wonderful 3 yr. old

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