Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Joseph

Dear Jophie,

Happy 4th birthday. You are such a big boy and I love you to pieces. Your soft heart melts mine everyday. How that colicky screaming baby, who couldn't be calmed or soothed by anything or anyone other than me, turned into your peaceful, gentle self only God knows.
You are my reminder that God knows best, and the His plan is perfect. You are one of "life's little surprises" that left this barely postpartum mommy doubting God for the better part of my pregnancy. It was never that we didn't want you, your daddy has wanted you for as long as he can remember. He had dreamed of you Joseph Mark, for years before he ever met me. I just wasn't appreciative of God's timing at first. Like most things that aren't as we plan or will, as time goes on they become the things we love the dearest and make us more than we once were.
You are the special little boy God used to teach me a great big lesson, and I'm so thankful it has been such a joyful lesson to learn. God has a big purpose for your life, despite what I had planned or thought was best for our little family, His plan is. How small is my thinking all the time, as if I'm all knowing.

I remember your cute little chin the first time I held you, I remember your little chicken legs. I remember your red hair and how it was as soft as downy. I remember the first time you laughed your deep laugh. That laugh is still intoxicating. I will always remember calling you my 'sugar boy' and you saying, "I'ze Mommy's surgar boy" every night when I tucked you in bed. I realize some of these moments are fading, it makes me sad to see them go. But, how excited I am to watch you grow. You bring so much joy to our lives, you cause many smiles between Daddy and I because we are so proud of you. Everyday we spend with you is a blessing and our family is blessed to have such a sweet, kind boy.
We love you and pray the God will continue to grow you in Him!


Mamma and Papaw B said...

Happy Birtday Joseph! We love you so much! You will always be our #1 little grandson. Have a HAPPY 4.
Don't ever forget our little secret!:)
Love Mamma

Booklover1212 said...

Happy Birthday Joseph! What a sweet post!

~ Jennifer

Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

Happy birthday to my favorite nephew in the whole wide world!!

Love, Aunt Melissa

Barbie said...

What a sweetie! I love his read hair and I love the picture of him on the couch and on the tracks. Happy Birthday!

{Kimber} said...

such a sweet post!
Happy BD to your little man :)

MaryBeth said...

Please wish him a very happy birthday from a blog friend. I was hooked on your blog because of your kids red hair. My brother and I have red hair and so do both of my nieces. It is a very special club and I am happy to see you have added to our ranks. xo, mb

Mrs Soup said...

Happy Birthday!!

I love the contemplative photo on the train tracks. Beautiful!