Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dear Mr Noah

My sweet Noah,

Noah Matthew!! I cannot believe you are 3 years old today. I do know they have been the richest 3 years of my life. My son you have been my joy from the moment I felt you move in my belly for the first time. In that moment I began to love you in a way I didn't know was possible & it just keeps on growing. Wow, I have so much to say to you...

The moment you entered the world I just worshipped God. It was the first moment I understood Psalms 127:3, "Children are a gift from The Lord, they are a reward from Him" My first child, my precious gift, it was you! Noah you have been the gift that keeps on giving & being your mother is rewarding every single day. 
The reward is seeing who you are & knowing you come from me & your father. You amaze me every single day.You are gentle yet you are wild. You are sweet yet you are tough. You are quiet & also brave. You are warm & sensitive & you love so well. 
As a big brother you amaze me. You lead so well already. You take initiative & make good choices. Even when you are overly frustrated you manage to control yourself & still love your brothers. Yesterday I was nursing baby Ezrah & Uriah was throwing a major tantrum at my feet. You came over, gave him a pacifier, grabbed his hand, & walked him to play in your room. After he was content you came back to ask me if I was ok & give me a kiss. This is just one of many stories that speaks of your character & your heart. My goodness you're only 3 & you teach me to be aware of others & to love selflessly.  I am so excited to see how God grows this sweet character of yours & strengthens your weaknesses.

This past year I have understood  Psalms 127:4, "Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are children born in one's youth." God has given you to your father & I to love & care for, but also to sharpen & one day send out into this world. I don't take this part of mothering lightly & I am passionate about being intentional as your guide. 
Noah as you grow up I want you to always cling to Jesus. The world is so divided & can be so harsh, but that doesn't meant you will not thrive. I look forward to watching your successes but I look more forward to watching your failures because I believe through hardship the greatest people are made. In your weaknesses God will always be strong so stay humble. God loves a joyful giver so continue to give freely son. Never forsake your gentle spirit but also be bold. Speak truth even when it isnt accepted. I want you to love the unloveable & embrace the forsaken. Be like Jesus my son, live the way He showed us. If you do that, you will always be ok.

Happy birthday Noah Matthew! I so look forward to raising you & it is a privilege to 
give myself as your mama & I will always be available to you, always. We celebrate 
you today, but everyday we celebrate Jesus for giving you to us. I love you baby boy, you bring me so much joy!

With so much love, Mama

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