Sunday, January 6, 2008

He's 3 People!

My boy turned 3 yesterday. I can't hardly believe it. I remember so much about the day he was born. How have 3 whole years passed by?

My Dirty Job also starts school tomorrow. He will be going to preschool 4 days a week. I'm pretty sure that I'm going to cry. School is going to mean all sorts of cool things for him, thought, so I will trudge through the letting go process. He'll be getting more speech and occupational therapy there, and he gets to do all sorts of fun stuff. I am excited for him.

This year has been so many ups and downs in our journey with our boy. He has brought me immeasurable amounts of joy and daily laughter. One of my favorite things he is doing right now is that when I tell him it's time for a nap or bed, he looks over, shakes his head and says, "Nooo." His cute little voice just makes my heart melt, and it takes all I have in me not to let him stay up until all hours...ok, sometimes I let him, but only because it's the cutest. I love how much he enjoys his big sister, his church grandma and Cpt Mom (and getting in her car or truck). This past Friday he said his first 2 word sentence...Dad go. What a celebration I had. We had a great week of playing out front without running away, walking through a store (instead of being in a cart or stroller), and our last session with his early interventionist, whom we adore. God is answering our prayers indeed. What a miracle our guy is!

The Lord has used him to help me redefine some relationships. Any momma's heart is going to pick up on those who don't want to be "bothered" with your children. It has been such a blessing to create a boundary or two (seriously, that's about it) and it's also been good to let go of expectations of others. Different friendships sometimes are only for a season, and I can have a hard time with that. Thankfully, God used my boy to remind me of that and to remind me that it's ok!

I am so beyond hopeful for what this year holds for my son. I pray this is a year that God just blows me away with all that He does for my little boy. I'm confident that that'll happen regardless of how it is measured!

I'm so blessed to have a son. I never knew how much I would love that dirty boy smell!!!


CPT Mom said...

I love that boy!

I can't believe he is 3. Seriously, where does the time go?

I can't wait to see what this year holds for his life. I know the Lord has big plans for him.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with me.