Laaaadies aaaand Gentlemen.
May I present... my NINE year old!
He's also got a tender heart for his siblings. If Annalyse falls, he's the first one to rush and help her up and give her a piggy back ride. If Jaxton is crying, he's eager to try to distract him with a toy or to pick him up and swing him around. If Micah isn't feeling well, he's quick to ask what game he wants to play or movie he wants to watch.
Being your mom is a joyride and faith-builder like nothing else. Watching you learn and grow is simultaneously terrifying and exciting. And knowing that God chose me to raise you? Amazing and humbling.
Buddy, I'm looking forward to year nine. And 10, and 11, and every birthday after. But for now, I'm looking forward to the few remaining years when you're still my "little boy" who will rest his head on my shoulder, hug me freely, say "I love you" in front of friends, and call me pretty just cause I have earrings and a necklace on.
I love you!