An Open Letter To My Toddler Son - Della Devoted

An Open Letter To My Toddler Son

My Dear Sweet Boy,
    As Summer is coming to an end, I just needed to reflect upon a few things. You are now at the tender age of three and a half years old. Oh, how I wish you could stay this age forever. 

Even though you are a threenager some days with an attitude and a half, I wouldn't change you for anything. Some days are very overwhelming and my nerves are shot. Some days I need a break to relax,  but I still wouldn't change you for anything. I hope you always know that even on the hard days, I still love you with all of my heart. You are very headstrong but that just lets me know that you will go far in life and you won't settle for anything less than your best. 

   The age of 3 has been so much fun. I love your adventurous heart. I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. Mommy enjoys our little adventures. I love how the simplest things make you happy. I hope you always stay content with the simple things in life. Right now your favorite things are having picnic lunches, trips to the park, going on nature walks,  wagon rides, playing with hot wheels, your tablet, hide and seek, popcorn and movie nights, and telling ghost stories. I love how you have a huge imagination at this age. I enjoy our nights hiding out in the play tent reading books and telling ghost stories. Those are my favorite! I know there will come a day when the little things will no longer satisfy you and more expensive things will have your attention. I still hope you will always remember that simple fun is best and that a simple life is a happy life. 

   I  love how  birthday parties excite you! You think there should be cupcakes for every celebration or occasion, and I agree! Life should be a party! I also love how you have a holiday heart just like me. You are getting so excited for the upcoming holidays. I have always loved the holidays and could never contain my excitement for them. I also love that you enjoy going to church just like I do, I hope you always continue to go and keep Jesus in your heart. 

  You have a love for race cars just like your dad. You love to "speed boost" your toys as you call it, and go fast just like daddy. You always have the need to work on or fix something just like your dad. You even have your dad's temper, which is not always a good thing. You are your dad's twin, but you are my best friend.

  This time next year, you will start pre-school and that breaks my heart. You are growing up on me.  I wish I could keep you little forever and protect you from all the bad in the world. I worry about so many things when you start school, especially with your severe food allergies. However, I know God will protect you. You will love school and making all kinds of friends. I love watching you grow and achieve new things, I only wish time would go a little slower. It's hard to see my little baby grow up so quickly.

    So my dear sweet son, I hope you truly know how much I enjoy being your mother. You have been my greatest blessing. You have been the answer to mine and your father's many prayers. We are so thankful that God gave us you! Raylan, you are the best thing that has ever been ours. 

Once again, the trying yet tender age of 3 has been my favorite so far. I know I say that each passing year is my favorite, but I have truly enjoyed this age. I have loved the little person that you have developed into and I have enjoyed all of the fun memories that we have made this year, especially this summer. I hope one day you read this and reflect upon all the simple fun that we have had.  These have been the best memories. I love being your mother! You make me and your dad proud!  Always keep Jesus in your heart and stay true to yourself. I love you my precious son!

Love Always,


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