Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dear Roman...


Dear Roman,

I had no idea how you would change my life. I didn't expect you to be this cool, or that would find being your mommy to be this fun. I had no concept of this amazing love I would have for you. It's unlike any way I have ever loved anyone else. I remember holding you when you were 3 days old and just crying and holding you tight because I realized in that moment that I loved you more than I knew how to feel. And the only way I could process that kind of crazy love was by sobbing.

You have a contagious laugh and already a killer sense of humor and timing. It makes me laugh even harder when you fake laugh just because you hear someone else laughing. I love that you are quick to laugh and slow to become angry. I admire you already for the way you are able to stick with something until you make it work, never getting frustrated and giving up. I want to encourage you in that quality throughout your life. I think it's special, the way you seem to captivate anyone around you. You have an extraordinary gift with people and I can't wait to see how that translates to the job you choose and the mountains you climb. I love your calm spirit and content heart. And when you stop playing to come give me a tight hug around my neck, only to go back to playing, it makes my day. You are so thoughtful already. And maybe most of all, I love the reckless way you love life- things, people, animals. You use your entire face and whole body to love whatever you are loving and I hope, precious son, that you run after Jesus like that.

Thank you for teaching me about the love God has for me. I still can't believe God calls me His daughter, like I call you my son, and that His love is even greater than the love I have for you. Lord, I am humbled by that. Help me to love this boy in a way that let's him be free to chase after You. In a way that encourages him to fulfill his purpose here. Oh God...thank you for Roman. Thank you. Thank you.

Roman, my firstborn...my son...my world-shaker, I love you. There is a huge calling on your life and I can't wait to watch you as you walk in it. Press in tight and know your Daddy God so that you can be a sweet aroma to Him. Live in such a way that others know God better because of watching you and the way you live life. And your daddy and I will do our best to raise you up in such a way that equips you for that calling. Without fears. Without baggage. And your job is to run the Race hard and finish well.

Roman, my love, happy 1st birthday.

Love,
Mommy

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