Judes. Son, please stop growing so fast. My heart can’t stand it. You’re 6 years old…only a couple of months till you turn 7. I say it all the time, but you are such a smart kiddo. Sometimes you wear me out with all of your questions. Needless to say, I am so, so proud of you. You had a rough kindergarten year and a hard beginning of first grade. I spent many nights wondering what to do. But we’re on track now. You’re such a trooper. I admire your drive and enthusiasm. You’ve outgrown wanting to be babied, most days. Sometimes you still just want to sit next to me to cuddle.

Right now, you’re playing soccer and you’re good at it. I’m patiently waiting on football season to start. Football is kinda your thing. And kinda my thing and completely Chris’ thing. We’ll see where all that sports love gets you. I love you kiddo.

It’s an honor to be your momma.