Happy Thanksgiving to family and friends near and far!
Last night I tucked Miles into bed. Gave him a big hug and told him how much I was going to miss him on Thanksgiving, that Mommy will be at work helping people who don’t get to be home with their families on Thanksgiving, and how Thankful I am to have him. He paused for a second, almost started crying and said “but Mama, you won’t be with us at Gamma Pam’s tomorrow? but I miss you so much. I thankful for you too. And Payton, and Daddy……and Gacie Macie. And Georgie, and Uncle John, and Aunt Bandy, and Nana and Papa, and Gaga and Gandpa.” It’s those sweet words that makes me so very proud to have this sweet boy.
Then I gave Payton one more good night kiss and told her the same thing. She hugged me back and said “I am thankful for you too and everything you do. And everyone, all of our family, and all of our friends. I will miss you Mama.” Love this sweet girl.
And just like that, another year has come and gone. This year more than any of the others has been rough on my Mama heart. You have grown. And I don’t mean it like I meant it in past years. You have truly grown. You are a sweet little lady, so sweet to others, caring, kind, always wanting to help, always wanting to make a new friends while always keeping your best friend: Georgia-Bugs close. At home, I won’t lie, you are sassy, challenging, stubborn, hate sleeping, and always pestering your little brother. I want to say that maybe, just maybe, you take after your Daddy?! You have a lot to say these days, soooo many questions. Lots of tough questions, questions that let us know your little brain is on over-drive, questions that we didn’t know 5 years olds knew how to ask. A lot has changed in your world this year. You started Kindergarten! And you love it! You made Junior Team gymnastics…so you are gone 6 hours a week…Mama has been missing you tons. You have lost 4 teeth. You are the most amazing little eater! You will pretty much taste anything put in front of you…and in the end you like almost everything that you try! I can’t find a vegetable that you don’t like! Your Subway sandwich is stuffed bigger than mine!
Sweet girl, you are one amazing kiddo and I hope that you never change. Happiest of Birthdays, I can’t wait to see what this year brings, I love you more than you will ever know…times infinity…to the moon and back.
Your video…one second a day (or close to it) from 5 to 6.