And then it happened –
The day you woke up and one hand was no longer enough to show the entirety of your little boy years.
And you were all big smiles and excitement bursting.
And I breathed it all in, trying to capture it for just a moment – my baby boy growing big and strong and courageous.
Yet always my little boy –
With your love for Ninja Turtles and Star Wars and bike riding and all things orange. Did you see what color we all put on first thing this morning?
And you still showed such passionate gratitude over a castle made from cardboard by your sister’s hands.
Oh, how you remind me so much of your daddy.
And it won’t be long until you’ve grown all broad and towering over this mama just like him, and I will still be there cheering you on, loving you more than I ever thought possible.
Isaiah, keep showing passion, honor, and love – to others and most importantly to our great God.
I will forever be thankful for the way He gave this mama of girls the opportunity to raise a man. To find the treasures amidst the bumps and bruises and messes. To learn about swords and shields and superheroes. It’s an awesome, overwhelming, breath-taking journey.
And I wouldn’t trade a moment of it.
Happy 6th Birthday, Isaiah Gabriel!
You are loved deeply.