3.23.2016

:: FOUR ::

As I sit down to write this I'm wracked with emotion. With each passing year it doesn't get easier. It's so cliché, but it all goes much too quickly.

You are sweet and caring, kind and gentle, thoughtful and considerate. 
You are deliberate and cautious. 
You analyze and study carefully before doing anything.
You are stubborn and strong-willed. Some day I know those traits will be of great asset to you. (However, right now, when I need you to pick up your toys, I really need you to pick up your toys.)
You love school and have made some of the best friends.
You love sports - any and all. And bruises are no stranger in these parts.
You have a sweet tooth that rivals your Grandpa Dudding, and you have a fondness for pranks and jokes that rival your Grandpa Macke. 
You are the apple of your sister's eye and can make her smile and laugh unlike anyone else. 
You idolize your daddy, and are my best snuggle buddy. 
You have challenged me in ways you'll never know, but you've made me grow in ways I didn't think possible. 
You are amazing and wonderful. 
You make our days better and brighter, and every moment with you is truly a gift. 
To the little boy who made me a mommy, to my main man:
Happy FOURTH Birthday! 
I hope this year is the best one yet!

I love you to the moon and back. Twice.
Love, Mommy

27 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Marcus!! We are birthday buddies! How cool is that? Enjoy your special day buddy!

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  2. This is so beautifully written! Happy birthday Marcus!! I hope year 4 is your best year yet!!

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  3. Awww! Happy 4th birthday and happy mom day to you!

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  4. Happy 4th Birthday Marcus! You share a birthday with one of my favorite people, my mom!

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  5. Happy FOUR!! He sounds like such an amazing little guy. And you love him 100 cookies and back again ;)

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  6. Oh sweet boy. Happy 4th! It is such a big birthday!

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  7. No clue how he can be four. Happiest birthday, buddy!!

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  8. Happy Birthday, buddy! Enjoy it!

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  9. Happy Birthday Marcus! He looks so grown up here!

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  10. Oh, Happy Birthday, sweet Marcus! I hope you guys have a great day!!

    Becky
    www.bybmgblog.com

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  11. Happy birthday to you both... it's HIS birthday, of course, but such a special day for us mamas too! Sadly, I'm here to tell you that it doesn't slow down... it actually SPEEDS UP and you're going to wake up TOMORROW and he'll be headed to High School. That's my reality right now and it's crushing... but such a gift to be their mama's and watch them grow! <3

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  12. Happy happy Birthday Marcus!!!

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  13. Ugh, I feel you! Birthday's are so bitter sweet. If I lived down the street from you I'd come by and give you a big ol hug and we could cry it out together. As hard as it is to let them grow up, isn't it fun to see what they are becoming?? Sometimes I allow myself to envision my boys all grown up with jobs and lives and it's a little exciting! I don't want to rush it b/c we all know how fast it really does go, but it's ok to allow ourselves the happiness of knowing they will grow up and be amazing men someday. :) And then to give them extra squeezes and kisses for the rest of the day. :)

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  14. Happiest Birthday sweet boy. I just can hardly believe he is 4! Big hugs mama!

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  15. Oh my goodness - why does time go by SOOOO fast? My little man will be 4 in July and I cannot believe it. Hope he has a great birthday!!

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  16. Cheeks, it's been such a blessing to watch you grow. I know that you are one loved and cherish little guy... from California to Ohio. Cheers to four!

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  17. So beautiful!!! Happy 4th Birthday, Marcus!

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  18. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marcus!!!! I am so lucky to know you and can't wait to celebrate with you this weekend! Happy four sweet boy!

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  19. It's so strange to see him grow up so much! I remember when I first started following you, he was less than two years old!

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  20. Happy FOURTH birthday sweet little man! I hope you have the best one yet!!

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  21. Four just seems so old right?! Ahh, too many emotions! But what a sweet little guy you have. He is going to be just the best older brother as Julia grows.

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  22. it really doesn't get easy and it gets faster!! COME ON! not cool time. 4. I can't even. Happy Birthday to him though!

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  23. Happy belated birthday, Marcus! I swear he just turned 3 yesterday.

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