Today you are seven!
Oh my heart, these past seven years have went by so fast. One of my most favorite things to do is watch you grow up ... & one day when you're reading this, I'm sure you will say "then why did you always tell me to just stay little, Mom?" ;) When you were a baby, I said that it was my favorite stage ... even though I was exhausted. Then you turned into a toddler & you were just so much fun, so a toddler became my favorite stage. And then you started coming out of the toddler stage & into the little boy stage & it immediately became my favorite ... except for that back talking phase you went through...that wasn't fun. I can't wait to watch you turn into a young man. But remember, when you start to do so, I will always see you as my little blonde headed, blue eyed boy running around, wanting to wrestle all the time.
Cooper, I love your heart. I love your love for Jesus. I love that quality time is so important to you. I love the love you have for your family. I love our date nights. I love that you love all things sports. I love that you would do anything for anyone. I love that you ask ALL the questions ... about anything and everything. I love that you want to be just like your daddy.
You're such a hard worker. You have such a servants heart. You bring so much joy to my heart.
My prayer for you, Coop Coop, is that you always keep Jesus first in your life. That you don't look to others for approval ... what God thinks of you is all that matters. There will be some not so nice people that come into your life, don't change for anyone. Stay the kind hearted person you are, always. I pray you always keep that fun personality & funny sense of humor of yours. I pray that when someone hurts you, you can forgive them and if you hurt someone, you can swallow your pride and ask for forgiveness no matter how hard it is ... and trust me, it will be hard but your heart will feel so much better.
I pray that you always love hard.
I remember March 24, 2010 like it was yesterday. Being only 20 years old & becoming a mama for the very first time. The love I immediately had for you when they placed you in my arms ... and even from the very first time I saw you on the ultrasound screen. I hear people say that nothing could have prepared them for the love they felt when seeing their baby for the first time ... I have to disagree because I see how much I love you & your sisters & think to myself ... if I love my children this much, just think about how much God loves me.
I hope today is the best day ever. Today is your day! And today is all about you, birthday boy!
I can't wait to celebrate you this weekend!
Happy, Happy Birthday my sweet Cooper!
I love you!