My sweet boy. You made me a mother. Through you, I have learned what it is to love with a mother's love. To have a mother's patience. To instruct with a mother's wisdom. To work through frustration with a mother's persistence. To laugh with a mother's joy. To cry with a mother's heartache. To worry with a mother's fears. To pray with a mother's fierce devotion. To trust the Lord with a mother's necessity. Through you, I have learned what it is to be me, a mother - molded more and more into the image of Christ. I have not mothered you perfectly, but by God's grace, I have mothered you faithfully. And I thank the Lord for every single day of the 12 years He has blessed our lives with YOU. Walking with you through your days is one of my greatest blessings and joys. I love you. Happy 12th birthday, my Noah.
P.S. And thank you for letting me pretend Scout is really mine. ;) #myson #noahshenanigans #happybirthday #12thbirthday #firstborn #stopgrowingupplease