At the same time I was spending my Amazon Christmas gift card on a present for my son's birthday, my son was spending his Amazon Christmas card on a surprise, out-of-the-blue present for his daddy. He needed my help on the computer, and wanted to make sure I didn't spill the beans to Rick.
When we prayed the other night in his room before bedtime, my prayer went on a bit longer than normal, and when we finished he said, "I was praying my own prayer in my head, asking God for wisdom."
He went the whole week without burping or talking about burping so daddy would buy him a shock pen. It was a deal they made, to make me happy (it was a hard task for him, I know!)
"Mama, I'm gonna make you a promise...I'm not going to move out until I'm 50,
so you won't be sad."
We bought him roller blades for his birthday, and I spent the entire night before fretting for the safety of his elbows and knees and he went out there and skated like he's been doing it for years.
|5th birthday at Knott's Berry Farm|
Once a pretty shy kiddo, he has grown into a confident, outgoing, sensitive young man.
|6th birthday at Benihana|
His little sister is his best friend, and her happiness and comfort are always important to him.
The other parents at school always say, "Oh that Loudoun, he is hilarious!" Yes, he keeps us laughing ALL.THE.TIME.
|8th birthday - 2012|
Loudoun, I look at you and see such a grown-up kid. Someone with so much love and happiness in his heart. Here's to a great year, bubba. We love you. 8 years ago you changed our lives, and I live everyday so proud to be your mama.