I Blinked

I’m not sure how it happened, but it did and I can hardly believe it.
I blinked,
and just like that,

my baby is 6.

Dear Sweet Cooper,

You are six!! Wow. What a year it has been. You have been such a trooper in our big moves. You have adapted so well to both of our new towns and I am really proud of you.

I love how you play hard and love deeply.

You are such a brave boy! You’ll try anything. I still laugh about the time this year that you told me you wanted to be a “devil dare” when you grow up! But you are already a “devil dare” if you ask me.
You love to sit at your craft table and create, you love playing outside in the snow, and most of all you love to dress-up and pretend you are someone or something else; Indiana Jones, monkey boy, a super hero, and the latest is Nacho Libre, where you run around in just your red under wear and a cape!

This year you have discovered a great love for learning. You started kindergarten and you look forward to going so much that on Saturdays you often tell me you wish it was a school day.

Cooper, you have such a zest for life and while sometimes I wish I could stop you from growing up, I love watching you embrace all of life’s adventures!

My prayer for you is that you will continue to love Jesus with all your heart and love other people more than yourself.

You are such a treasure and bring great joy to all of us. So Cooper, grow deep, grow strong, but please don’t grow to fast.

I am so glad God made me your mommy!



Filed under Alaska, Cooper, Dillingham

5 responses to “I Blinked

  1. Gramma 2 Many

    Happy Birthday to my darling favorite 6 year old grandson. Remember gramma loves you "the most!"

  2. Kris

    I love you Cooper! Happy Birthday.

  3. Karyn @ Candarbry Garden

    I am glad God made you his mommy too! What an awesome boy! Hey, Jon told me not to send the gift because it requires batteries, and he says they are probably a zillion dollars there. What do you think? Should I return it and get a battery free gift? Or should I just pick up extra batteries down here?COOPER- Seachelle is my favorite auntie, Seachelle is my favorite auntie, Seachelle is my favorite auntie, Seachelle is my favorite auntie, Missed you all tonight. Hope you had a fun Birthday/ Thanksgiving!Seachelle

  4. Lee Ann

    Oh man! SIX years ago you had that tiny little baby…..where DID it go?

  5. SIX??? He's SIX???? I mean it's only been a year since I stopped reading blogs…are you sure he is SIX????

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