At this time two years ago, your daddy and I were at Natchez Regional Medical Center awaiting your arrival. I guess as you grow older you will begin to understand just how much you were wanted. We prayed for you long before you were ever born. I always asked God to let your life be a testimony of HIS love and grace. That prayer has certainly come true! It is hard for me to look at you without understanding more and more about God's grace.
Your life is such a special blessing. So many people joined us in praying for you that they could not help but love you once you arrived. That was evident in the large cheering section at the hospital. It was made evident again today by the people who came to wish you a happy birthday. You have captured the hearts of so many people.
I never knew if I would be good at this whole MOM thing. I always hoped I would but I always doubted myself. I'm still not sure I am very good at it but you sure make me look good. If kids are a reflection of their parents then we must be doing something right because you are incredible!! (If only it were just because of us!!!)
You make me want to be a better person, Jonah. You make me want to live a pure and holy life because I know you are watching. You make me want to be healthy so I can live a long life in order to watch you grow. You make me want to love your daddy even more because I know you are learning how to be married by watching us. You make me want to get hot, sweaty and dirty outside just because it brings you joy being outdoors. (Anyone who knows me knows that is HUGE!) You make me watch Fox news so I can be an informed voter because you have to grow up in this crazy, mixed-up world of ours! You make me very conscious of the words people say around you and what we watch on TV because I know your little ears are hearing it all. You make me do all sorts of things I never thought I would do just because it would be fun for you. It is worth repeating, you make me a better person!
I love you more than you will ever know, Jonah-bug. The last two years of my life have been pure joy. I pray that God will allow you to continue to be a blessing to so many people. I pray that you continue to love people and that you will remain the sweet, sensitive little boy that you are now. You are a ray of sunshine and I'm blessed to call you mine!
I love you, little one!