Today at 3:07a, my Little Brownie is officially 4 years old. He is our little blessing. He is full of life and energy...enough to make a person tired just watching him. His favorite toys are his dinosaurs. He loves to play Skylanders and Donkey Kong on the Wii and loves to sing Christmas songs year round. He still enjoys playing with trucks and trains. He LOVES animals of all kinds. His favorite books are anything Dinosaur, Curious George and anything written by Dr. Seuss...although Sam and The Firefly is the most requested. He is a full on Mama's boy and I love every minute of it. He is currently being homeschooled by yours truly and attends a tutorial once a week. He really enjoys learning and I see his wheels turning especially when he furrows his brow in concentration. At the age of 4, he is learning to read 3 letter words and follows his Big Brother around usually dressed up in costumes. He is definitely an outdoors kind of guy. Chocolate is a great modivator in his life. When we have a backyard bonfire, he wants a hot dog no bun and a s'more with no graham cracker and no marshmellow. He speaks his mind and gives the best hugs and kisses of any child I know. His hug and kiss melts my heart every time.
On this day 4 years ago, I was blessed to bring a human into the world the old fashion way...with no medical support. On the way to the hospital, he was bound and determined to not wait for our official birthing plan. I tried my best not to push. I tried my best to stay calm. I tried my best to keep him in for 7 more minutes. But alas, he decided it was time and I thank the Good Lord every single day that he was born healthy and safe. We are truly blessed to have this little light in our life. And he is a light. He reminds me everyday that the miracles are in the everyday things we do, not just being born on the side of the road. He speaks with clear wisdom and always knows when I need a hug or when a piggy back ride is just what we need to make our day gleen brighter. The last 4 years have gone by in a blink of an eye. It pains my heart to know that he is growing so fast that I try my best not to blink or miss a single moment of wonder and awe. We love you Little Brownie and thank you for being our son. You have taught us as much as we have tried to teach you. You will always be my baby, even when you are a 30 something, 6 foot something young man. I pray many blessings over you and pray that God is already preparing your future love in life. Happy Birthday Little Brownie...it's going to be a good one!
You can read his story that I posted back in 2009 here.