This is 3

Dear Kobe,

It’s not been talked about much, but our relationship has not been…. natural. It’s been work. And it WAS NOT you. You and I are SO much a like. I struggled understanding you. Actually there was a lot of struggles. Ones that I am not even sure how to describe. But over the course of the last year God has graciously and mercifully shaped my heart to beat so big for you. Whatever wounds and issues I had within me that held me back from you were slowly healed. I began to see you in a new light.

Don’t get me wrong, we still butt heads. But bud, you are a true JOY in my sight. The way you tip toe around the house, your stealthy, sneaky little ways, the sound of your giggles and the way you stretch. I hope I hear your little voice in my mind forever, calling out in the mornings “mama, where are you?”.

I was ashamed for 2 years that I felt differently for you, it wasn’t all bad, it was mostly different. But now I see our strain as a testimony to Gods faithfulness to mend and heal relationships.

You are busy. You are a big light. You are a comedian. You are becoming more affectionate. You are a spit fire of attitude and strong will. At age 2 I said you were FULL and I would say you are still FULL of life and FULL of joy. But one thing that is not full…. your belly. You are constantly hungry. I love the way you come tell me “mama I hungy!”.

Kobe, we love you so much. I am so thankful for the love and trust and restoration that’s occurred between us. You are a true gift to our family.

Love you always,

The Mama

Kobes Likes: Snacks. Monster trucks. Blaze. Paw Patrol. Swimming/bath time. Eggo Waffles. playing outside.

Kobes Dislikes: Washing his hair, still is a frequent battle. He really dislikes waiting for anything – especially snacks.

Nicknames: Kobs, Bro Bro, Bubba.

Weight/height: according to our home measurements he is 37.5in tall and weighs about 33lbs. He’s always been on the smaller side but he seems to be doing just fine. Sometimes I wonder if the iron issues come and go and effect his growth. But his last check up everything looked to be normal again.

Milestones:

  • Talking VERY well and mostly clear.
  • Sleeps 11-12 hours a night, no naps.
  • Very smart. Enjoying pre school learning- he even jumps in and watches big Bro do his Kindergarten work.
  • Fully potty trained – both day and nighttime!

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