When I look at this photo of you I see a little boy who has my heart completely and has since the day I first learned you were growing inside me. I see your brilliance, your wit, your charm, your amazing ability to look at almost any situation in a positive light. How hard it must be for you to have been given parents who sometimes lean too much toward the negative yet God gave you the gift of compassion and encouragement because he knew we would need to be reminded.
You wanted to cross the entire bridge that day but daddy and I were tired and said "no." I wish I had said yes. I don't ever want to limit you in your dreams or your goals. I don't ever want to slow you down.
Your future is so wide open and though I often want to keep you close to my side, tucked under my arm, I know I'll someday have to let you walk the path there on your own.
Before we know it it will be spring and I hope we go back to that bridge because we are going to walk all the way across it together.