Wow, its hard to believe the sweet babe who rocketed into the world in a hospital in Helena Montana is now a 4 year old boy. Congratulations!
Born serious you would never know it today. Your smile can light up a room and you love a good joke. Hugs and cuddles are your favorite. You are my one that will sit with me for hours, just sitting (of course we often talk and read.) But really you just want to be, and be with those you love.
Your best friend is your brother Colton. It is rare to see you apart from each other. You two have such marvelous adventures. Your favorite things to play are Roy Rogers and the Lone Ranger. You love to be Tonto because he shoots a bow and arrow. You also love Spider man. I’m not sure how it all goes together, but you make it work. And you are so sweet to include me as, “Tonto’s Mom,” or “Spider Man’s Mom.” I am proud to be the mother of such hero’s.
You work so hard at playing in a kind way and negotiating with your little sister, you want her to be included, though sometimes she frustrates you. It really is a part of her age, she will grow up someday… soon. Then she will be as close a friend to you as Colton is now.
You are so smart. Your learning faster than your body can keep up. But don’t worry that too will come along.
Your kindness astounds me. Even today on your birthday, you held no gift too sacred and shared freely. But you have always been like that, rarely holding anything as your own and everything as “ours.”
You are an artist. I wish I could express the joy your drawing brings me. Abstract they may be, but I love nothing more than watching you draw. For half of your art is in the process. You have sounds and story that go with each stroke of your marker. The end result is such a wonderful tumult of color and lines and …. faces? Yes, I see them now.
Even your birthday cake this year is a testament of your art. You picked the flavor (chocolate) and helped me bake it. You chose the colors and you told me what to write, “Happy Birthday to Alex.” Then you put your own mark and art on your cake. There is no cake in the world like it. I am so happy that we could make it together. I hope we can do many more.
I know sometimes things get busy, and sometimes you might feel a little left in the middle. But you are so special to your dad and me. We hope you know how vital your are to our family. You are our sunshine. You are a blessing.
I pray that in the next years that God continues to bless you in more ways than I can name.
I pray that you will grow in wisdom and love for God.
I pray that you will be hugged and snuggled enough.
I pray that you will know you are loved.
Happy Birthday Sweet boy!
I love you.