I cannot believe that today was Cade's last day of Kindergarten. What has happened to my sweet little prince, who not too long ago was cuddling in my lap and playing in my hair? Just so you have a small taste of little boys as they grow up (are you listening Christina?), Rob and I went to North Carolina last weekend. Some of our dearest friends got married, and we were in desperate need of some honeymoon time, so my kids spent the weekend with Gamma and Papa at the river. Though Rob and I had a blast, I missed the kiddos a lot. I called on Monday to talk to Cade and this was the conversation:
"Hey, Cade! How are you? Momma misses you so much and can't wait to get home to see you. Gamma told me you have been fishing. Tell me all about it."
"Momma! Why do you always have to call. This is what aggravates me when you call. I have to stop fishing to come up here and talk to you. Call me later. Bye!"
I was so heartbroken. He is getting too grown up too fast!
As I was picking him up from school today, I thought about all that he has meant in our lives. I cannot imagine my life without him.
Mommy and Daddy love you so much. We are so proud of how much you have grown, and all you have done in the short 5 years of your life. When I think that you were never supposed to be here on this earth, I am reminded of how Divine our God is. I am so thankful that he is much smarter than any doctor or specialist. Of all of the awards in life I have been given, none are more special than being called your Mommy. I am so thankful that God chose me for that job. My prayer for you is that you continue to learn more about Jesus and his love for you, and that you will be able to see great examples of that love through your Daddy and me. I know that God has something special in store for you, and we can't wait to see what that is.
I love you with all of my heart!
Thank you for the amazing blessing of parenthood. Thank you for seeing that Rob and I were worthy of this precious child. His life is a pure blessing to us, and those around him. I never imagined that I would ever get to see a child enter kindergarten, much less first grade. During those first 2 years of his life, things could get pretty questionable at times. I am thankful for those times that we had to learn to lean on you, but we also were able to see how truly blessed we are. I am so thankful for the times, even in his sickness, that you have allowed us to spend with him. I know that you were tempering us for bigger and better things. Thank you for helping us to trust you and your infinite wisdom with his healing. You are the Great Healer, and we have seen it first hand. Help us to glorify you through all you have done for us. Help us to guide Cade and SaraGrace in your word, and prepare their hearts to do your will. We love you God and are ever grateful for all you have bestowed upon us.