Friday, March 02, 2007

My Little Man

Before you were born, I always hoped you would look just like your dad.


The older you get, even strangers will comment on how much you "look just like your dad."


Before you were born, I didn't know about boys.


The older you get, the more I'm learning about boys and the ways they become men.


Before you were born, I lead a complicated yet carefree life filled with adult things.


The older you get, the more I find joys in simple things like trains and trucks and writing the alphabet.



Before you were born, I knew of the best shopping places and malls.


The older you get, I spend my spare time looking for fun playgrounds and zoos to take you to.


Before you were born, I never had a messy house.


The older you get, the more I learn that there's more important things in life than a clean house.


Before you were born, I never gave thought to the necessity of a good sized yard.


The older you get, I've come to realize that a house without a yard is like a kitchen without a stove.


Before you were born, I thought a birthday was just a date on the calendar.


The older you get, the more I anticipate those special days.


Before you were born, I thought kids stayed little forever.


The older you get, the more I realize how little time I have with you.


Before you were born, I had very little to pray about.


The older you get, the more my prayer list grows.


Before you were born, I had never been a mom.


The older you get, the more I see how much of a mom you've made me.

Before you were born, I never thought age 3 was such a big deal.


But now that you're there, 3 is a huge and awesome number!


Happy 3rd Birthday today Landon!

8 comments:

BrittLeigh said...

awwww, that's so sweet!!! :) Before my boy was born, I had no idea what it was like to be an uncle.... or an aunt, or whatever it is. :) He's the best thing that ever happened to me :)

Acts 2:17-18 said...

Yessirree! That young man sure is quite a young man! Happy Birthday, Landon!

Grampas & Grampas sure love you!

Elizabeth U. said...

That was such a special post, Courtney! Landon is a blessed boy to have you as his mommy!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to the 3 year old!

If the Mama didn't have such nice children to keep her soooo busy she could take up writing - perhaps there wouldn't be enough materials to use in the writing if she were without children.

A. Jean 'n Wpg.

Happymama said...

Oh, that is so sweet. I've already wished him a Happy Birthday at Aunt Beemoos,(sp), but

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LANDON!!!

~Kristi

Anonymous said...

Aw, Happy birthday buddy,You look so cute with those glasses on!
*~isylla~*

Coeur d'Court said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! Landon didn't have a very happy birthday though; coughs, fevers and colds permeated most of the festivities of the day, thus resulting in a mellow, sick day. Not very exciting but we hope to make up for it next week with a birthday party with family.

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet post! I enjoyed it--and the pictures are adorable. :)

Morgan