This morning you woke up, determined to find your red underwear and put them on over your blue pajama pants. You like to wear this Superman shirt everyday and when it begs to be washed, you make sure to know exactly when you can wear it again.
You told me today that I make your feelings happy and I want you to know, that it's YOU--YOU make MY feelings happy. You always have and you always will. You were born with the sweetest temperament and watching you become more of who you are, is one of the greatest joys of my life. I not only love you, but I like you. Being your Mommy is such an honor. Last night I told you that you're a gift from God to our family and I meant it. You are a gift.
Today you told me that we should make a list in the morning and on that list we should write "Vitamins and Lots of Snuggles for Mommy". See Judah, you are so good at loving your family. You are kind and patient with your sisters. When God created you, He knew you could handle the job of being big brother to those little girls. He knew that you would not only put up with them, but that you'd love them so well.
I watched you today with Paisley out in the yard. You were teaching her how to pump on the swing and listening to you explain to her made my heart so happy. You asked me this afternoon if when you're 5, you can go get Paisley up from her nap by yourself. You want to take care of her and when Eliza cries, you comfort her.
When I look at you, my heart feels bigger. I want you to know that you can do whatever you set your mind to. That God created you intentionally to be who you are and when you follow Him and ask Him for direction, He will give it to you. He has big plans for you. Big, BIG plans. He thinks you're amazing and so do I.
Just a few months ago, you weren't comfortable peddling this bike and now you're zooming around. I can see how proud you are and that makes me smile so much that my cheeks hurt. Be you, do things at your pace and don't ever let fear hold you back.
At 4 years old, you're wanting more independence and I'm learning to say "Yes" and let you learn from your mistakes. You're capable of more than I give you credit for and when you do stuff for yourself, you get this really cute smile on your face.
Thanks for being you. I'll wash that shirt for you over and over again. I'll spy on you, while you teach your sister how to pump on the swing and I'll smile because that's what you make me do. You make me smile.