Dearest Toddler Ethan,
It has been a true joy to watch you discover so many things over the last year. It is so hard to think about you not being my baby anymore as of October. I can’t believe we will have another baby to kiss and hold. I am a little sad that you will officially be an “older brother,” but I am also excited to see you in that role. You didn’t hold onto to the baby stage too tightly, so I know you are going to enjoy this big brother thing a lot. I know you will teach Lexi so many things, and I know you will enjoy having a playmate at home now that George goes to kindergarten every week day.
Oh Ethan, where does the time go? You are such an animated and adorable little man. I have enjoyed watching you grow more than I could have ever imagined. You are so entertaining and so determined. I love all the time that I get to spend with you, and I hope you always know how much you are loved. Even though we will soon have three little people in our household sharing our attention, I want you to know that you are special. You have a place in our hearts that no one else can fill. I am so thankful that God brought you (exactly you) into our family two years ago. You are just what we needed and more than we ever wanted. Always thank Jesus for your special life. He has blessed us so much, and we want to always give him the glory.
I love this little boy so much, and I hope he always feels it.
I was truly given an irreplaceable gift with each of my boys, and I couldn't be more grateful.