TO: My 2 Sweet Boys
FROM: Your Mom
DATE: June 1, 2009
RE: Just So You Know
Guess what? WE ARE ONE MONTH CLOSER TO DADDY COMING HOME!!!! Sorry, I didn’t mean to yell. It’s just that I know how excited we all are to have him back at home. It can’t come soon enough for any of us.
We all had a great time visiting daddy in Cuba last month. I am grateful for the chance to spend the week with daddy. That was certainly an added privilege none of us were expecting when we first heard about the deployment last April. God is good!
I’d like to start by saying the two of you are absolutely wearing me out. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! Stop. putting. foreign. nasty. dirty. germ infested objects. in. your. mouth! mkay? Thank you! I don’t know how much plainer I can be. There is some type of swine flu making its way throughout the country and as hard as I try, every single day one of ya’ll have something else in your mouth that shouldn’t be there. It is nasty and it is making me crazy.
Aside from that? Things are great.
The two of you generally play very well together and you are great friends.
I look at the two of you each day and thank God for making us a family. You are both so much fun. Both of you crack me up with some of the things you say and do. I am blessed and I never want to take the two of you for granted.
I know that you love the Wii. Really I do. But, dang, I get tired of you asking me twenty thousand times a day if you can play the thing. There is nothing I would love more than to tell you that you can sit and veg out all the live, long, day. However, statistics (and probably CPS) suggest that might not be such a great idea. So please, can you just chill out. It ispossible to be at home and to live through an entire day without having your head stuck in a Wii, a DS or a computer game. Really. It is possible.
I am so sad that you are almost finished with kindergarten. It has been a horrible week for me coming to terms with the fact that you will soon be a big, first grader. You have talked at length about first grade and all it has to offer you. I know that you will do fine and that you and first grade will get along fabulously. You are growing up so quickly. I’d love to stop time for a few years months. You enjoyed kindergarten so much. I am thankful for Mrs. F. and Mrs. B. They are wonderful kindergarten teachers and I am so thankful that you had such an enjoyable year. I pray that you get an awesome first grade teacher too!
I love you, sweet boy!
I have seen a huge change in your behavior over the past few weeks. I am thankful that you and the temper tantrum are breaking ties. I know ya’ll were close friends. Believe me when I say there are other friends out there. Friends that will be better for you than the tantrum. Your time will be better spent doing other things. Things like giving mama a heart attack when you pull a stunt like this….
Or making me and daddy smile while we watch you “throw wocks in the creek”…..
You couldn’t care less about safety. I pray daily that God will protect you!!! It is so much fun to watch you run and explore. We will be talking a lot about pre-school during the next few months. I can’t believe it is almost that time.
You have cracked me up several times this month.
While we were in Cuba, Stevie asked you when your birthday was. You responded “Remember the first.”
[Your birthday is actually November the first]
Then, one night in church you whispered to me that you knew what Jesus’ last name was. When I asked you what it was, you responded, “Christ.” Then, you proceeded to ask me what his middle name was. A few minutes later, you looked up and asked me if God and Jesus were friends or “brudders.” That makes me smile, sweet boy. You are taking it all in.
I love you buddy!