7/24/12

turning seven.

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Seven. A number, that when you're not looking, slowly creeps to eight and nine and then eventually ten. There are moments when I hold on to your youth. The days that were filled with baby talk and babble. Hand prints on paper and footprints marked in paint. Papers and memories I tuck in a drawer. They are hidden away and safe. Safe for me to find when I think of my little baby turning seven. My big boy who reads, who is passionate about words and building. Who uses his hands to construct and deconstruct and who can tell me stories until the sun comes up. My seven year old, who still sneaks into my bed at night. Who reaches for my hand and whispers I love in my ear.

Jonas, you are my first, my sensitive and passionate child. You lead with your heart, your gentle touch and your loving soul. I hope our days of cuddles and midnight whispers never end. Our nights of made up stories and far away lands, tucked under covers with flashlights and gazing at stars dancing across bedroom ceilings.

Jonas, I love you to the moon and back.
A million times.

11 comments:

  1. oh, mama, he is one handsome dude. is it just me or does he look older than seven?!

    i cannot imagine having a seven year old child. that would be out of this world (awesome, of course).

    i hope he really enjoyed his birthday festivities. i love how you decorate their rooms while they're sleeping, by the way.

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  2. Ah!! Happy Birthday, Jonas! I'm crying. Such a sweet post!! :)

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  3. Your birthday posts always make me cry!! What a handsome little dude and he looks way older than 7!!!! He looks like he is 12 :-)

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  4. aw, happy birthday! i'm guessing he gets his love of words from his mama.

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  5. @kandice so much older than seven! and he's super tall too. we have entered a whole new stage now that we have a seven year old. big boy books, movies, staying up a bit later and of course those intense nerf gun battles ;)

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  6. @marissa (stylebook) thanks marissa! his dad isn't too shabby with the words either but he's much better on the contructing and math end :)

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  7. Aw so lovely, I feel all teary after reading this!

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  8. what a beautiful boy, I love the name Jonas. He looks so sweet and happy Liz<3

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  9. This is so sweet and awesome, just like all of your posts :)

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