Happy Birthday, my little Sammy Whammy, honey bunny!
My sweet, sweet boy, today is your second birthday. I can't believe two whole years ago I was cuddling and nursing and waking up in the night with you. And now, you're a big brother! I was curious to see how you'd transition to this whole big brother thing. Not because I didn't think you'd love your brother, but because you've always been a mama's boy. You love to snuggle with me and sit in my lap and, sometimes, when you're doing that and Judah wants to be held, too, you'll push him away and say, "No Judah! Not your mama, just my mama!" Needless to say, having a baby you wouldn't have much choice in the matter. But, there was no need for concern, because you've done so good! It hasn't really been much of a transition for you. You love to touch Silas' head and kiss him and hold him. You're such a good big brother!
It has been so fun seeing your little personality come out more and more each day. For a just-turned-two-today you are so articulate and such a great talker! You're ALWAYS talking and singing; you have such a sweet little voice. My favorite thing to hear is, "I love you, Mama."
You are such a sweet boy- so compassionate and sensitive. Whenever you see me cry you start to cry and say, "Don't cry." And when I'm done you say, "Are you all better now?" You say the same thing about yourself. If you get hurt or disciplined and have been crying, when you're done you say, "I'm better now!"
Samuel, in the Bible, was a prophet. And you, my boy, are a prophet. I'm sure that's why you talk so much and started talking at such a young age. God is going to use your voice to prophesy and preach the gospel to lost and dying people. He's going to use you to breathe life and speak encouragement over hurting people who need Jesus. Your middle name is Christian. It seems so solid, simple, and straight forward. You will always be solid in your relationship with God- never going to the right or to the left, but walking in your destiny and calling as a soulwinner and father of multitudes.
I love you so, so much, Samuel! You bring such joy to my heart. When I look at you I am so proud of you; that you are my son. You are such a perfect big AND little brother, and son to Papa and I. We are completely blessed to have you in our lives!