Thank You doesn't even seem to cut it. Two words that get tossed around like yesterday's trash, but yet carry so much power. But I am left with not much else to say. Thank You for being the amazing provider for our family that you are. Thank You for caring enough about me and the boys to make all of our dreams come true. Thank You for being what a good father should be. Thank You for showing our boys what a real man is like. And at this stage in our life, Thank You for trusting me enough...trusting me enough to go along with this crazy notion of me staying home to educate our children. You are amazing, and I thank God every single day for giving you to me.
I love you with all my heart.
You made it! You made it to 4th Grade! You, my darling man, are one of the smartest, most creative, and most talented people I know. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to be your teacher this year. I'm looking forward to learning new things right alongside you, and I'm so looking forward to you teaching me a thing or two. Your enthusiasm for learning is contagious, and your delight over new discoveries is infectious. You make me smile. And I can't wait to see what this year holds for us. Even if it means you helping me through 4th grade math!
I love you, buddy. Like a Jedi loves the Force.
My main man! You, my darling, are a firecracker! And though you make me shiver and shake in my boots at the thoughts of you and I going head to head over math problems and penmanship (you know it's gonna happen!), I'm tickled pink over getting to spend my days with you. When you were in school last year, I missed you like crazy. The days were long and painful without seeing your precious blue eyes and your adorable red head. Ever since we made the final decision to keep school at home this year, I haven't been able to wipe the smile off of my face....because it means I get to be with you. Oh, I'm sure that there will be days that I will want to ship you off to Mongolia, and that there will be days when you will wish I would go jump off a bridge....but even on those days, my sweet, I will not want to trade this opportunity for the world. You are a great kid. And I'm the luckiest gal in the world. Because I get to be your girl.
I love you to the moon and back.
My darling baby, can it be time for Kindergarten already? Not possible. But while other mommies are sending their babies off to school, I'm so lucky because I get to keep you home with me. I can't wait to see the twinkle in your eye when you realize that you can read for the first time. Or the pride over writing your name in your best handwriting. Or the joy that will come with your first count all the way to 100. You, my TaterTot, are priceless. And I'm so excited about spending my minutes with you every day. Watching you learn. Watching you grow. And watching you become the little person that God has planned for you to be.
You are my dream come true.
And I love you. Forever.