Friday, August 31, 2012

Two Years Old

I know it has been a while since I visited my own blog.
Busy doesn't even begin to describe our lives, and that is all I have to say about that.
Moving on . . .
Ethan turned 2 on August 24th.
I can't believe it either.
(I know you love the gnome as much as I do)
During this "transition" time in our lives he and I are getting to spend even more quality time together than usual.
It is so funny how different your kids can be when they are alone without siblings.
I know I have talked about it before, but it is just so interesting to me.
Anyways, on every birthday I write my kids a letter in a journal that I will give them either on their 18th birthday or when they get married (haven't decided yet, but thankfully I think I have a few years to make a final decision).
I just finished Ethan's "Two year old" letter today, and I felt like I wanted to write out some of it on the blog to share about him.
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.

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