My sweet boy, Lincoln:
It seems like only yesterday your Daddy was placing you into my arms for the very first time. I couldn't stop looking at you. My baby boy. My sweet, precious miracle, that I waited so long for. You were perfect, and I couldn't believe I was lucky enough to be your Mommy.
You will be 4 years old in two short weeks, and I really cannot tell you where that time has gone. But I can tell you that it has been the happiest four years of my life. Being your Mommy has brought me so much happiness, joy, and a love that I never knew could exist.
I have always heard there is a special bond between a mother and her son. You taught me just how special and strong that bond really is. It's something indescribable. Unable to be put into words. But it sure is incredible.
One of my favorite things to do is to simply watch you. Watch you play. Using your imagination, and discovering new things -- all on your own. Watching those big brown eyes fall fast asleep, I can still see that tiny baby inside of you. I wonder what you're dreaming about, and I hope all your dreams come true. You make me so proud. Each and every day. My love for your continues to grow.
In one week, my baby will be a big brother. It will definitely be a big change for all of us, but I can honestly say, I know you will be an amazing big brother. I cannot wait to see the two of you meet for the first time. I am looking forward to watching you teach Avery everything you know. I cannot wait to see how much he looks up to you, and how protective you are of him. I have heard there is a unbreakable bond between brothers; and I am looking forward to watching that bond develop between my two sons.
There's something I want you to know though. Just because our family is growing, and it will take time for us to all adjust to the big change -- my love for you is something that will never change. You will forever hold a special place in my heart. My first born son. You made me a mommy. You have taught me so much about myself that I didn't even know. You have been my little sidekick for these past four years, and that is something that will not change.
We are just adding love to our family. So much more love. Our hearts can never be too full of love, and that is something you have taught me.
I never knew what unconditional, selfless love was, until you. You are my entire world. My heart. My sweet boy. My first born son.
You are so special to me. Forever and always.
With your little brother coming, I cannot wait to see what our future holds for our family. But I can tell you one thing I know for sure. It will be filled with love.
Love you always,
And because I love pictures so much, here's a photo collage of us these past four years...