Sunday, May 12, 2013

To Baker, Love Bebe

A guest post from Becky, more recently known as Bebe. Becky is Brian's sweet mother. I am daily blessed by her grace and love. Oh, and she loves our Baker Boy some kinda crazy!

Dear Sweet Baker,

How do I begin? How can I express in words how much we love you? How exquisitely and wonderfully you are made! You are so strong and determined! You are so joyous and silly! You are so brave and trusting! You have that little crinkled-eyes smile that just makes the day of anyone who is lucky enough to observe it!

I know that your Mommy and Daddy were so happy when they knew you would be their little boy! On the day you were born, we were all there. What a happy day! After you arrived, you had to stay in the NICU for several days. Your Poppa and I came to visit you as often as we could, but your Mommy and Daddy rarely left your side. It was so hard on them because they were worried about you and just wanted to take you home. They were both so very strong for you. I was so proud of your Daddy for the way he took care of his new little family. There were tears. There were prayers. But, there were also smiles! And answered prayers! And joy! And most of all, love. So much love! The way your Mommy and Daddy looked at each other and the way they looked at you...well, no words were needed to express just how much love there was then (and now)! What a lucky little boy you are to have such a wonderful Mommy and Daddy!

I've been lucky enough to get to pick you up from daycare a couple of days a week and take you to therapy. What fun! When we walk in, everyone stops what they are doing to say hello to Baker and they are rewarded with one of your crinkled-eyes smiles! You are one determined little fellow at therapy. You master every task in no time at all while melting the hearts of therapists there. Afterwards, we sing and talk and laugh all the way home.

I'm writing this for your first birthday, wondering where the time has gone. You have grown so fast! The sky is the limit, Little One! You have touched so many lives already and I can't wait to see how God will continue to use you and your Mommy and Daddy in the days to come. Always remember whose you are. Love God, He is always with you. Love and respect your parents.

And come see Poppa and Bebe when you want to go fishing, hunting, four wheeler riding or tractor driving! We are always here for you! We love you.

Hugs and Kisses and Love,
Your Bebe

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