My dear sweet Caleb, it is so hard for me to grasp that you are already 9 years old.
It seems like just yesterday that your brothers were fighting over who got to hold you first!
Now they just fight!
They fight over you and on top of you and around you and with you!!! Hehe!!
They love you like crazy but boy can they ever give you a hard time and you are
always most of the time so willing to “take” it because
you love them and love hanging with them.
You are the true middle child, sandwiched right in between your 2 older brothers
and your 2 younger sisters
and you float so effortlessly back and forth among them.
It is almost like you are not just 9 years old but anywhere in between 5 and 14, able to transform yourself to any age to better be able to enjoy playing with them all!
All you wanted this year was to have your closest buds over the spend the night and...
to order pizza
and to have cookie cake
and to just hang
with your motley crew
My dear sweet Caleb, you are one of a kind and this year having you home with me has been, for the most part, a wonderful time of getting to know you just a bit better
discovering how your brilliant mind works
and the struggle you must have had a school...
JUST SITTING IN A DESK!!!
Even though there are good days and bad, I would not trade this year with you for anything..
The past 9 years with you my child have been quite a wild ride
between febrile seizures
gashes and stitches
ceiling fan mishaps and that whole barbed wire thing,
CT scans, MRI's and last but not least, that pesky cyst on your brain...
you have proven your self to be quite the
stubborn resilient child and we love you so very much.
You love to surprise and delight, taking great pleasure in making others happy.
You will get up extra early to try and beat me up just so you can surprise me with breakfast in bed.
You are fun and funny and can make just about anything sound like a blast to your sisters
Your brother's and their friends think you are very cool and don't mind hanging with you at all.
Sometimes, I think their friends would rather hang with just you! Hehe!
You are my sweet Caleb and I love you.
Just remember that 9 year old's still snuggle with their mommas just like 8 year old's do!!
Love you sweet boy!
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