he’s FIVE.

Sweet Lionel,

I keep saying that I can’t believe that you are turning FIVE, and my reason for that is I can remember when you were born. I can remember holding your tiny body close to mine, heartbeat to heartbeat, so utterly taken with your little self.

And now, sweet boy, five years later, I am still so very taken with you.

Your kindness towards your brother, especially, is so tender, and your love for him – and the way you include him in all of your play, and even in your sports endeavors, too – is inspiring. I pray that your heart continues to bloom as you grow.

Your smart little brain works hard each day to dream up amazing ideas, which will suit you well not only in kindergarten this fall, but also in life.

As I prayed over you last night, thanking God for you on the eve of your fifth birthday, I said that I am honored to be your Mama. With each word I lifted up to God, your kisses on my cheeks grew more frequent, and goodness, I felt so blessed in that moment.

Each day I share with you, Lionel, is one of my best days, simply because you are one of the best things to ever come into my life. Being your Mama is the greatest adventure of my lifetime.

Here’s to FIVE, Honey Bear.


About Sara

Sara works in higher education, but she's most proud of her role as a Mama to two precocious boys, Lionel Conner, age 4, and Quincy August, age 2. In honor of turning 30 in 2016, she pierced her nose to "keep her young." She loves watching guilty-pleasure television, writing about motherhood, decorating her first home, sipping red wine with her husband Jordan, and chasing after her sons.
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