Monday, March 7, 2016

SOL 7: A letter to my Oldest Son.

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Dear Big A,

11 years?!?!  How did that happen?  I love having a front row seat to your life right now.


You are an awesome big brother.  You know that Li'l T adores you, and you are really good at not taking advantage of that.  (Even on the days I know you want to...)


I love being able to see you at school everyday.  So does my class.  Thanks for letting them hug you.  :)


Speaking of school, I love watching you learn and grow!  Life skills for 5th/6th graders?  Yes please.  Thanks for making this lunch for us the other day.  I'm looking forward to having it for dinner this week.  Most of all, I'm looking forward to you branching out and trying some things in the kitchen.


The other day when you gave me a book recommendation, I thought my heart was going to explode.  I've been waiting for that for a couple of years now!  I love being able to share books with you and to see what you are reading.  The February Reading Frenzy!?!?!  One of the best things to happen to our family.  Let's read all the minutes together!  

You have such a reflective spirit about basketball.  Our family loves to watch, re-watch and watch the game again.  I love your good sportsmanship and your willingness to learn the game.  "I'm your biggest fan!"  (Thanks for smiling every time I yelled that at a basketball game.)

You are an authentic kid of faith.  When your teacher told me you set a friend straight about gender expectations regarding "boy colors" and "girl colors", again, I thought my heart was going to explode!  We were made to love, and you do that with an open heart.  

I love you bunches.  I'm so proud to be your Mama.  

Joy!

Big A's Mama.  (Kendra)






5 comments:

  1. Just loved this line in particular:
    We were made to love, and you do that with an open heart.

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  2. Just loved this line in particular:
    We were made to love, and you do that with an open heart.

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  3. I love hearing about your younger son, and now this wonderful 11 year old, growing up into such a wonderful young man. I'm sure you do enjoy seeing him at school, a nice thing, Kendra.

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  4. What a lovely tribute to your son! They grow up too fast don't they?

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  5. There's such pride and love and joy in your birthday celebration post. I hope you and your son had a fantastic day and thanks for sharing! Such a great reminder that we really do need to be our kids biggest fans!

    (In case my url isn't linked correctly in my Google Profile - this is the blog I'm using for Slice of Life - http://www.amandacornwell.org)

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