Today Big J turns 12.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we brought him home from the hospital and wondered what we were supposed to do now.
As I have spent the last 12 years with this amazing young man there are so many hopes and dreams I have for him.
I hope that he continues to be a good example to his siblings and his friends.
I hope that he works to develops the talents he has been blessed with.
I hope he continues to strive to learn and develop his mind. He has so much potential, but with that comes so many expectations and there will be hard work ahead of him.
I hope he never forgets to have fun.
And that he continues to try new things, even if they might be scary at first.
I want him to take the time to find out as much about himself as possible and not let others tell him what to think or feel.
I hope that he realizes that he has the potential to do and be anything he wants. He can reach the moon and the stars if he just pushes himself.
I love his playful and goofy side and hope that he never takes life too serious.
He is such a handsome young man. He has been blessed with a strong body and I hope he always takes care of it.
And I hope that he knows I will always be there for him. Even if he is asking me to be more than I think I am.
I love you Big J and I am so proud to be your Mom!