Mar 5, 2013

Has it really been 6 years!?!

Dear Sweet Archer,

Where has the time gone? It seems that each year the time goes faster and faster. That scares me. So often your Daddy and I try to stop and soak it all in... we don't want to look back on this time and forget it! We love that you are growing up, but, like I always say... You'll always be my baby!

I can't believe that you are turning 6 today. Now you can have to use BOTH hands to tell people how old you are. I can't imagine how I will feel when you are DOUBLE DIGITS... I won't think about it because then I just might cry.

Six years ago you changed my life completely and now I couldn't imagine life without you. You bring such joy...and craziness... to my life, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I love you from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.

I love your brain. I love how you think and how much you think...even though sometimes it drives me crazy. It sure keeps me on my toes. I pray that for your whole life you will use your "smartness" for the Lord. That you will always feed your brain with things "not of this world."

I love your big brown eyes. They tell so much about how you are feeling. Never lose that sparkle!

I love your little button nose...I especially love giving you eskimo kisses. I love that you STILL will give me eskimo kisses.

I love your voice. I love all of the things that you have to say. You are so articulate, observant... and funny! I love hearing you sing, tell stories, and play with your little brothers.

I love the way you give bear hugs and are always willing to cuddle with me on the couch. I pray that you always want to give me hugs because I sure will never stop giving them to you. I asked you the other day if you would still cuddle with me when you were a teenager. Wanna know what you said? "Yea, I'll still cuddle with you. I cuddle with you until you die." That couldn't have meant more to me.

I love your not-so-little hands.. when they're dirty from playing outside, when you hold mine while walking across the street, or when you unknowingly lay them on me while we are watching TV.
I love your heart; it is so big! You feel so much...for other people who are hurting and when you are in trouble. I pray that as you gave your heart to Jesus earlier this year... that you would always let Him have your heart COMPLETELY. 
I love your tummy. I love when I hear you belly laugh from the other room.

Speaking of laughter, you are so full of it. It started with a silly chuckle when you were a small baby and has turned into a wonderful sound. You take after your Daddy. Never lose your desire to laugh.

I love your legs. How fast you are! It has been so fun starting to watch you play and explore new sports. You are growing so much!

I will love you FOREVER!

Happy Birthday, sweet boy!


***Letter adapted from my post when Archer turned 3!