Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Birthday, SammySam!!

HEY, YOU GUYS!! It's your birthday, Sammy! And "HEY, YOU GUYS!" is currently one of your favorite things to yell through the house. (Thank you, "Electric Company!")

SammySam, Dude, I love you. You are one of the most delightful kids that I know. (Please do note the "one of" in that statement. While I do have favorites, I have a collective of them. ;))

What I remember most about your babyhood is just what a delightful, quiet, sweet baby you were. You were chubby and you were late, but you weren't the chubbiest or the latest, so that's not what I first jump to in my memories.  But you were sweet and contemplative and good-natured. A dream baby, for sure. As you grew into a toddler, I remember you sleeping. A lot. I even asked your doctor about it, and he assured me that you were just growing a really smart brain in there.

And then in this past year, you really started talking. And Sweetie, when you really started talking, you REALLY started talking. And when you REALLY started talking, your entertainment value grew. Exponentially.

I love hearing your thoughts come out of your mouth. Most of the time, you just have really funny, random things to say -- like that you want to be a fireman so that you don't have to cut your hair. Or that the new baby is "Wijah's baby," and that "Wijah" is your baby. Or a number of other things that either I can't remember at the moment or that I refuse to put in a public blog post.

The other dominating thoughts that come out of your mouth are super sweet. I hear "I wub you, Mommy" randomly and often throughout the day. Or, "Mom, you are the best mom in the WHOLE world!" Or, "Good singing, Mom!" (loudly at church, with an enthusiastic thumbs up). Thank you, Sweetie. You encourage me!!

And then there's your sweetness to your younger siblings. I love how you generously share your prized cars and trucks with Elijah. And I love how you run up to me to say, "Mom, Jeremiah is SO CUTE! Can I kiss him? I want to carry him!"

I can't wait to see what kind of man you will grow up to be. Right now, I'm loving watching your kind, protective heart grow into action. Watch your daddy, little love. Follow his example as he follows the example of the One who laid down His life for him.

And have a wonderful, wonderful year. Happy, happy birthday, Sammy! We love you!!


Shazza89101 said...

How old is he now 17????

Christina said...

He's four! =)

Joelle said...

Happy Birthday, Sammy!