The Joy of Growing Up…..

My son is turning five tomorrow. It feels so odd having him turn 5 because it feels like just yesterday that I was gripping my husband’s hand for dear life from the pain of the contractions and staring at the clock wondering how long the labor was going to last. Then when it finally did end, I was terrified I wasn’t going to be able to get his BIG or rather HUGE head out. When he came out there was so much joy in the room it was unreal!! He didn’t waste any time letting us know he was in this world. Let me tell you, he’s the life of our house!!!!

When he started walking, I can remember being scared to death because he fell so utterly much and hit his head on the ground I don’t know how many times. I actually took him to the doctor one time and asked him to be checked out because it seemed to me like he was falling more than he was actually walking. The doctor actually laughed at me and told me that I was being overly protective, but he was glad that I had him checked out. However, he was perfectly fine!! To this day, he still doesn’t pay to good attention to his surroundings and bumps into things and/or people.

He took FOREVER to start talking. Now, he’s my motor mouth and I can barely get him to stay quiet for a minute. He’s always making some type of noise of some kind. (I know I’m going to get a bunch of notes home for his teachers regarding this matter, but I haven’t conquered figuring out how to keep him quiet for long.)

He keeps everyone happy, and he cares about everyone with great intensity. He loves completely. He doesn’t meet a stranger (he is careful and he doesn’t leave my side very easily.) He is a giver!!

Overall, I’m quite proud of him!!! He’s my Momma’s boy through and through. I’m excited to see what this year is going to bring him. However, he’s growing up way to fast!!! I hope that he keeps his wonderful spirit that he has within him. He made sure that I trusted in God today, and that made me so happy!!

I told him today that now that he’s getting older he has to act a bit more mature and take on more life challenges. He told me he had until tomorrow morning to start all of that. 🙂

I love his smile and his youthful spirit. 🙂




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

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  1. He’s so sweet! I can’t beleive how fast kids grow up. I feel like I was just giving birth to my 14 month old. But it’s so fun to watch them grow up!

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