I noticed the first time I “fell in love” with you. It was the day you were born, and the first time I held you in my arms.
I noticed what a contented baby you were and so calm.
I noticed how you loved people and began to “knowingly” smile at people at only two weeks old.
I noticed how you loved to laugh and to make others laugh at a very young age.
I noticed your long eyelashes and knew you were going to be a “heart-stopper.”
I noticed your determination to finally conquer the skill of walking, after months of challenges.
I noticed how you love our neighbor’s dog that is three-times-your-size and how he loves you.
I noticed how you have a great imagination and love to make your animals kiss each other and talk to each other.
I noticed how affectionate you are with your kisses.
I noticed how you love to greet strangers and to make them smile.
I noticed how you brought tears to a young man’s eyes due to your friendly greeting.
I noticed how you like to help clean up your toys and then dump them out again.
I noticed how you have learned to sit at the top of the stairs and wait for someone to get you.
I noticed how you have a quick temper but also an eager willingness to love people.
I noticed how loved you are by everyone in this family, and how they all love to play with you and to hold you.
I noticed how you love to look at books.
I noticed how you absolutely love music, to dance to it, and have great rhythm.
I noticed how you call me, “Momma,” and I absolutely love it!
I noticed the time you sang to me, “I love you,” and it melted my heart.
Son, I noticed that you were an unexpected but absolutely wonderful blessing from God, for which I am completely and unashamedly thankful!
I love you.