February Boys (in March)

I have been wanting to do a quick post about my February boys Elijah and Samuel!  Here we are almost at the end of March if I don’t do a shout out to them now April will be here and then that seems like far too much time to jump back.

So 17 years ago (February 5th) I became a mother for the first time.  How impossible that sounds how can I have been a Momma for that long and still feel like I have so much to learn.  Yet here we are.  He is 17 and the years feel like a blur.  He teeters on the age of manhood.  I know in many ways he already is, yet I still see a little boy in him sometimes.  He is a dreamer and that can be hard on my Momma heart I want to see him grounded in umm reality yet his dreams are a gift too.  I deal with those nagging thoughts that plague most Momma hearts have we done enough to prepare him for life..??  Is he going to sink or swim?   I really look forward to the next few years as he grows in to his own person, as he begins to make big decisions for himself, that only he can make.  He has a caring heart and loves the Lord.Elijah 17

Terrible I know but this is the only picture I have of him on his birthday…

Samuel my current youngest, the baby of the family turned 4 on February 15th.  He on the other hand is years away from me wondering if we have prepared him enough.  He too is full of imagination.  Oh he makes us laugh.  The cares of his days are far from anything that his eldest brother considers.  He is learning to take on small areas of responsibility.  Sometimes he struggles to do what he is told right away, but he too has a sweet heart that in the end is always eager to please.  His current area of interest is every living creature that has every lived or currently lives, it can be dinosaurs or monkeys, horses or whales, I never know from moment to moment which creature he will be pretending to be, with Samuel there is never a dull moment.Samuel 4 years

My oldest and my youngest both born in February I can not imagine our lives without either, each such an enormous gift and treasure to our family.  Next year I won’t be able to write that in February both my oldest and youngest celebrate birthdays we are all very excited for this new baby that will join us in September.  February will always remain special to me because of these amazing boys.  God Bless you both and may you both grow in His love and mercy with each passing year. Elijah and Samuel you are both so loved.

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