Friday, January 23, 2009

Dear Cavett,

Happy Birthday my precious, sweet boy. Today is your fourth birthday and I am amazed at how the time has flown by and how much you have changed in a year. You are literally a big boy. You can do so many things by yourself! Your accomplishments this year--reading the clock to know if you can get out of bed, getting dressed alone, going to the bathroom alone, having the attention span to sit through chapter books, reading 3-6 letter words, and learned to ride a bike (with training wheels). And on that same note, you were given quite a big adjustment to get used to this year. The addition of Kendrick getting into all "your stuff" made things difficult, but you have learned how to share and enjoy him.

I love your brown eyes. I look into them and get lost trying to find the bottom. The sweet smile you flash melts my heart. I crave the sound of your voice when you ask for a "Cavett sandwich" at the end of the day. The giggle that you create when you are deep in laughter is contagious and I just want to bottle it. I want to tickle you until you can't breathe.

My favorite time with you this year was Disney World, of course. I would venture to say it was yours too. To see the joy and delight on your face was priceless. You were so easy going. It was good to have time alone with you again and re-discover who you were growing up to be. You became very loving on this trip--a much different child from your 2's. We enjoyed hugging and snuggling and kissing where ever and when ever. I hope you will always feel comfortable to at least give me a hug no matter your age.

You are so caring and thoughtful. You pray prayers that some adults have difficulty with. You know who needs help and you ask God relentlessly. You are trust worthy and faithful. I have been able to let you venture out just beyond our yard this year. To let you go out of sight is harder that you can imagine. You are also very friendly and kind. You make friends easily and treat them with respect. It was tough to here you say at our neighborhood Halloween party, "Dad, I'm eating with my friends right now."

You are a cherished Child of God and He has a plan for your life. I am excited to see what He has in store for you! I am honored and privilaged to be your mother and to be a part of your life. I love you to the moon and back, Cavett.

Love you,

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Just Beth said...

Happy birthday to your sweet sweet boy! You are so blessed to have him and he to have you! Enjoy the day!

Candace Chaney said...

Happy Birthday, Cavett! Your sweet and kind heart continues to amaze me and I am thanking God for the gift of your little life today. I love you so much, sweet boy!!!!
Aunt Candace

Upstatemomof3 said...

Happy Birthday to your boy! That was an absolutely beautiful tribute.

CC said...

Happy Birthday big boy! I love that newborn pic. Amazing.

Julie said...

SO sweet! What a great tribute! Happy Birthday! Why do they grow up so fast?!

Natalie Jane said...

What a sweetie! Makes me excited to have my own little boy.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

What a special boy you have. Happy birthday to Cavett!

davis family said...

Happy Birthday Cavett! Jennifer, what a sweet note - it made me cry. Cavett is just precious, I hope he enjoys his birthday.

The Richards Family said...


Jennifer that was an awesome letter you wrote for your little man. Totally had me in tears!!!