Wow, you’re six years old today! Happy Birthday! I am just beyond thankful to see how amazing boy you have grown: Gentle to your baby brother, sweet to me and dad and wonderful to your friends! I am also proud to see how much you enjoy your school and how smart you are in your class! You’re truly a cool kid!
So what’s our favorite line again these days? ” I’d like to document it here so that we can always get back to it even when you’re all grown-up. It goes this way: I’d start our endearment with, “Whenever I am with you my heart is… ?” and you would finish it by saying, “Full of love!” Yup, Mama’s heart overflows with love because of you, keep that in your heart today and in the years to come!
Funnily, you no longer want to have the usual party I prepare for your friends in school because as you put it, “Mom, school parties are just for the small kids. I’m a big boy already.” And you are, because you know what you want! (But son, even when you’re already ‘very big’, you’ll have to still always obey mom and dad, Okay?) This day is going to be special even without a big party: You’ll have your favorite spaghetti for breakfast, we’ll go to your preferred toy store and playground and then next weekend, we’re staying in a hotel! (Yup, we’re granting all the birthday wishes you excitedly wrote last week! Hooray!)
I also have my wishes for you. I’ll say them in prayers, son, because wishes do come true through Him.
I pray that you’ll grow up to be a rich man. Rich in faith, friends, talents, wisdom, loved ones and heart. I fervently pray for you to enjoy the richness of having deep faith in God because that will sustain you in whatever situation you’ll be in. With God, your heart will always be content and joyful, so take the time to know Him more.
I pray for friends who are God-fearing, who are fun to be with, who will be loyal to you and who will be always there for you. There’s nothing like having and being with friends, son, so if you’ll find them, cherish them.
I pray for God to bless you with a kind, loving and beautiful wife who will help you raise your beautiful kids. May you lead your family to grow in faith.
I pray for brilliant mind and willpower to excel in your chosen field. I pray for a career where you can use your gift, a career that will bless you to provide the needs of your family. May you live in abundance and be a blessing to others.
I pray for health. That you will not experience all the pain that I’ve gone through in my past three surgeries. I pray that you will always be strong and healthy, son. And that you will take care of your body.
I pray for your heart. That you will have a heart soft for the poor and to those that will hurt you. I pray for a compassionate, forgiving and loving heart.
I pray that you will forever be a great brother to Trey. Love him son, as you love yourself.
And while you are this young, I pray for an awesome childhood! Enjoy being with your cousins and friends. Enjoy running and giggling around. Enjoy learning and going to new places. Just enjoy life!
Lastly, I also pray for myself and your dad. I pray for long life, long enough to raise you till you and your brother are ready to live on your on. I pray for wisdom and guidance so that we can always bring light to your life, so that we can teach you the right way to go; and strength so that we can always protect you. I also pray for God’s provision so that you and your brother can live comfortably.
Happy 6th birthday, my firstborn! Wishing you more birthdays to come!
Loving you dearly,