Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Valentine For Our Son

You knew this was coming.

It is harder to find songs for sons
than it is to find songs for daughters.

But I've found one that I like.

This little boy brings so much energy and laughter to our lives.

He teaches us to not take ourselves too seriously.

He came at a time that was very difficult for me emotionally.

And I've always felt badly about that.

I didn't feel like I knew how to be a Mom to a colicky baby
and an energetic toddler son.

But he taught me.

He teaches us a lot of wonderful things.

And we are buddies, him and me.

And I always pray that I'm being the best Mom I can be
for our children.

I want to do right by them.

Like our beautiful girl, this handsome boy is growing up
right before my eyes.

This song chokes me up. This IS my wish.

I adore this little boy.

This is our valentine for him.

We are so lucky to be his parents.

We love you.


the emily said...

Oh my goodness, I forget how tiny they are at first. What a sweet boy! There's something special between moms and sons that I am so grateful I get to experience. I love boys.

Lindsay said...

I love that little guy! Thanks for sharing the slide show.

Jimmy said...

Does he always look that happy?!

J Fo said...

What a sweet little guy. I love his beg grin, but I love his little shy, reserved grin even better. There's something mischievous that I relate to there! He was a chunker as a baby! So cute. LOVE those skateboard pictures at the end. He is such a little man!

(Great song. We play that when a girl graduates one of our programs at school.)

Gary said...

WOW! What a great collage of Max. It was fun to go down memory lane with him. He is loved!

Dr. Mark said...

Honestly, he is usually that happy. He is our comic relief on a daily basis. I laughed out loud every few pictures because he is just that way. And yes, Jessica, he was such a chunk--especially those cheeks.