Thursday, November 10, 2011



I can hardly believe when you wake up tomorrow morning you will be a three year old! Someday when you are a parent you will understand the bittersweet emotions your child's birthday can bring. I am so excited for what you will discover in the next year of your life, yet a little sad the last year has gone by so quickly. You are my greatest joy and I thank God for blessing your Daddy and me with you. Your excitement and raw zeal for life I hope never goes away. You are sensitive, smart, fun, funny, handsome, outgoing and oh so loving. You love music, learning, and absolutely adore your sister. I just know you will be best buddies forever. I enjoy being silly with you and being a comfort for you. I hope you always know you can be your true self with me. One of my favorite parts of the day is snuggling with you in bed at night, singing you one last song and hearing you say "I love you Mommy," as I close the door. I love you too, Nicolaus!

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for all that you have created, but most of all thank you for the family you created on the day Nicolaus was born. On this eve of his third birthday, I pray for guidance in being the kind of parent you want me to be and leading both my children with the grace they deserve. Help me to lift up and encourage Nicolaus in all the things which make him unique. Help me to find patience on days when all I feel is frustration. Help me to offer them the tools they need to be morally strong and spiritually motivated. Ultimately help me fill them with the knowledge of your love and compassion. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011