a letter to leland.
this time last year your daddy and i started planning for the day you would be born. i was dropping out of cosmetology school and beginning to work. i wanted to, so that we could save up for the little things we would need for you when you arrived.
but now, you are here. you are almost five months old and growing like a weed. the doctor says you are going to be tall just like daddy . i love watching you grow but wish you could stay small and tiny for a bit longer. it is sad seeing these days slip from my hands. long gone are the days when you were your sleepy newborn self. now, you love snuggling in bed when daddy goes off to work in the mornings. you love hearing me play you lullabies and songs on my guitar. you are having so much fun chewing on anything you can get your tiny hands on. little noises, smiles, and blowing bubbles always seem to make the day so much brighter.
you have grown and changed so much in the last four months, little one, and so have i. God is constantly changing me into the mama He has me to be for you. He is bringing to light my selfishness and helping me to see what “less is more” really means.
i am forever grateful that the Lord gave you to us. you are a gift, leland, and even though you may not know it now, i am blessed by you each and every day.