It’s happened… that first big age milestone that has always seemed SO big, SO grown up, SO not my baby anymore. My first born turned FIVE this past Sunday, and my head is literally spinning trying to figure out how 1,825 of the best days of my life could have already passed by so quickly.
This child has brought such joy to our lives. He made me a mommy and he has made me so much more over the past five years… to say he has made me a better person would be such an understatement. I am humbled and beyond grateful that God chose me, chose our family, for this precious child.
He is still all-boy, in every sense of the word. He is full of energy, laughs, and more words than you can imagine. Seriously, the kid doesn’t stop talking from the moment he wakes until the moment his head hits the pillow at night… and I wouldn’t have it any other way. He loves with every last bit of his heart… from his friends, to his stuffed animal Ace (yes, still), to his incredible grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins… and, in the past year, his baby brother. I knew he would love Jack & I knew he would be a good big brother… but I am so impressed with just how much & how geniuinely. I was not prepared for what an incredible joy it would be to see my first born hold my second… to watch my first baby become the big brother who instantly brings a smile across his baby brother’s face just by walking into the room.
Although I am sad that his first five years have already passed, I cannot wait to see what God has in store for Luke. I am thankful for the gift of his life and the opportunity to help shape his heart for the God who so graciously gave him to us. I am thankful for every last moment with this child (yes, even the full-of-attitude moments), as they are all such an incredible blessing and something I never, ever, EVER want to take for granted.
Happy 5th birthday, Lukey.