Stunning. It is stunning to me that my baby boy is 15 years old today! Technically, as I write this, I was just getting packed up for the hospital, so he's not quite fifteen...but he pretty much is, so I guess I need to resist denial and accept it all. Fifteen? Fifteen.
My favorite quote regarding motherhood:
"The days can last a lifetime, but the years go by in the blink of an eye."
How very true this is.
So, here's to you, Alex:
You came into my life at a time that I really needed some celebration. You were the beginning of a new life for me, one I am still so thankful to be a part of.
I can't believe that little baby is now...you! Taller than me, even when I wear heels. You've grown so much this last year especially, and not just in height. You are growing into yourself quite nicely, and I'm so proud of who you are.
There have been a lot of accomplishments this year, and you know I am proud of those. But I am more proud of just who you are. You have such a great world opening up in front of you, and I can't wait to watch you run into it.
Thank you for being such a great son. Thank you for being such a great brother. And thank you for following after the Lord with all of your heart. I pray that you will always listen for His voice, that you will always trust His direction and trust His wisdom above your own. Go read Proverbs 3. That is what I pray for you in this new year.
I love you, Alex. Happy 15th, baby boy...