brinley turned 3 earlier this week and i can not believe what a journey this past few years have been. he has brought so much to our lives. things we had no idea we were missing until he came along. he fills our hearts with joy and laughter and his free spirit is something our family has learned from. i treasure every single moment that i get to be his mommy and i am so glad God en-trusted this sweet life into my care. this little life is such a gift and i am so blessed to be part of it.
to my sweet boy,
you are so big now! you have no idea what wonderful gifts you possess but you continually use them freely without even knowing it. you are strong, happy, fierce, joyful, mischievous, and passionate. you are gentle when it is required and strong when you choose to be. you never lose your hope or your passion for adventures. there is never a dull moment when you are around and i am so proud of how independent you are (even though it often breaks my heart that you don't need me as much as i would like). you know how to be silly at all the right moments and you even know how to make your brother laugh - which is a true gift. i am already so proud of all that you have accomplished in your little life (even though that list does not include going on the big boy potty.) you love being a baby still. you love to be carried and have a fresh diaper at your request. you pray for puppies and elephants every night at bed time, this brings a smile to my face every time. you love elephants so much.you have these amazing blue eyes that often draw people to you. people often think you are just a silly, goof but they have no idea how caring and protective you are. you love to come to your brother's defense when you feel someone is being mean to him, age and height do not frighten you, you always stand up for him. i can not wait to see what your and rowan's friendship grows into as you get older. i want you to know i will always love you no matter what and i can never express what being your mommy truly means to me. i am so excited to see what awaits for your bright future.
with all my love,