My boys turned 4 last week! How on earth did that happen? It feels like just yesterday I was up at 1,3,4, & 6am sitting on my bed feeding both of them at the same time (phew…..those days are a blurred memory!) Oh how times have changed.
It has been a while since I wrote a letter to my boys, so I thought now would be a good excuse 🙂
Dear Mason and Jacob,
Four years have flown by in a blink of an eye. I remember my Dad telling me about how it feels like time speeds up as we get older, and me – during the teenage and young adult years – not really understanding how that could be possible, because it felt like time was always slowing down for me; felt like it took forever for anything exciting to happen.
Then it happens. It feels like overnight, or some day around the age of 23, when it hit me that he was right (yes Dad, there are times that you are right, hehe). Days and weeks seem to go by in hyper speed and things like catching up with friends seem harder and harder to do. But then, kids come along, and hyper speed accelerates to the next level. You guys are my proof of that.
Mason – You have been my energetic little jelly bean since you were a jelly bean. I love your beaming smile, your silly dances, your genuine concern for others when they are sad or hurt. You love your family, your cars, your striped blanket and monster truck games. You are excited to start preschool and have learned so much in the last 4 years, I can’t even keep up with what you know! Feels like only yesterday you were toddling around making “truck” noises and pointing at everything that had a wheel on it.
Jacob – My fiery little cuddle bug. You crack me up daily with your demands – you know what you want and nobody will sway you from that (sounds a little like your father ;D ). You love to help me put the groceries and dishes away, but you hate cleaning up your own toys. You love your family, your Thomas blanket, your trains and your “pets”. You are also excited to start preschool and you blow me away with how neat you can write your name already!
I love you two more than you will ever know. Yes, every mom says that to her child, but it is the truth. You make my heart melt, smile and sing every day. Happy Birthday my sons.
Love Mommy xoxoxo