Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Decade

Dear Bryce and Jarron-
A decade. 10 years. 120 months. 4,380 days.
Such big numbers, and yet it seems like it has gone by so fast. Ten years is such a huge milestone. You grow and change so much in ten years. You've gone from tiny, little babies who needed us for everything.

To amazing young men who are confident and strong.

In the past ten years, I've watched you crawl, then walk, and run. Now I sit in the stands at basketball games in awe of your talent and grace. I watch you on the sidelines at football games running down the field effortlessly throwing passes and defending your goal line. I'm proud, of course. But a small part of me is sad, a small part of me misses those little boys that needed to hold my hand to walk steady.
But the biggest part of me is thankful. Thankful to have you both in my life. Thankful to have had the privilege of raising you for the past ten years. Thankful for boys that care for others and open doors for women. Thankful for boys that sit patiently with their little brothers playing Lego's or Nintendo. Thankful for boys who rush over to help a neighbor in need.
Thankful for the everyday moments we've had with you for the past 4,380 days.
The next decade will be one with so many changes for you both-the teenage years-high school, driver's licenses {yikes}, dating {double yikes}, choosing a college, and so many other challenges. I hope that you always remember you are not alone in this walk. Your Dad and I are standing beside you, there to offer a hand to hold you steady, just like we did when you were small.
I can already see the amazing men you are going to be someday and that makes me more proud than words could ever say.
Happy birthday Bryceasaurus and Jarron-Bear!
I love you with all of my heart.
Your Momma

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