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Happy Birthday Sweet Sterling

Feb 16, 2013

 I can’t believe it has been three years since I first welcomed this beautiful child of mine into my arms.

It seems like such a short time yet also like I have known him for an eternity.  I can’t possibly comprehend or imagine my life before him.  With the struggles the last year has brought me it has taught me what a true miracle it is to have a child.   Children are the greatest blessing God can bestow upon us.   I thank God everyday for this momentous blessing. This sweet child of mine has brought a love into my life that literally knocks me off my feet sometimes it is so powerful.

My days are filled with far more worry but also far more laughter than I ever thought possible.  I was born to be a mother.   Your mother.  Always knew I wanted to be one but never understood how much it would define me or change me until I had you, Sterling.  

Sterling, You are the sweetest, most loving, honest, hilarious little boy.  Three years ago God brought you into my life and it was never the same again.  I am undoubtedly a better person because of you.  You make me strive to be the best person I can be.   I know what unconditional love is because of you.  I would give up anything and everything just to make sure you are happy.

This year has brought many changes.  You talk, alot.  Like you have full on adult conversations with us.  Sometimes I am shocked how much you know.  You are incredibly smart.  You amaze me everyday with your knowledge.   You are obsessed with Scooby Doo, Spiderman and Batman.  Much to my dismay you like to wear the same Spiderman shirt everyday.  You potty trained yourself in one day and never turned back.  You are all or nothing.

You are still the most loving little boy.  You tell me often how much you love me and your daddy and you are always ready to give us a big hug and kiss.  You moved to a big boy bed this past year too and you could not be more proud of it.  You always tell me I am your best friend and that melts my heart.

You love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, you want to eat that everyday for lunch.   You also love fruit chews, probably your favorite snack.  You are very opinionated when it comes to what you wear.  You like to dress yourself- you are hard headed like your daddy.   You have an incredible head of hair, the best curls ever.  You are definitely going to be a heart breaker one day.

You love dressing up in my clothes and wearing costumes. You lived in your Spiderman Costume for the whole month of October.

You love to be in the Kitchen cooking, just like me.  You are my little chef extraordinaire.

Sometimes you can have quite the attitude.  Not happy if you don’t get your way.  I guess some people call this the Terrible Twos.

But for the most part you are a real sweetheart:)

Sterling, I am so incredibly proud to be your mother.  You make me so happy and bring so much joy to my life.  God could not have created a more perfect child.  Your father and I love you to the moon and back again a million times over.

You will always be my baby, and don’t you ever forget that.
I love you!  Happy 3rd Birthday Sterling!



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  1. Arielle says:

    This is such a sweet post:) So adorable wearing your clothes!! Haha

  2. 17 Perth says:

    Okay, I am crying now. Haha. So so sweet! Happy birthday to your little man. He is adorable…..I hope yall have a great weekend!

  3. He is such a gorgeous child. Happy birthday to Sterling!

  4. Val says:

    Happy Birthday Handsome Boy!!!!!! QQQ

  5. This is so sweet! Love his birthday tribute and seeing how much he's grown even since I found your blog! Just love him! Happy Birthday Sweet Boy! xo

  6. So sweet! Tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat! Happy Birthday Sterling. You're a wonderful mommy Natalie!

  7. Charlotte says:

    This is the most beautiful post I have ever seen a mother write for a child. You are such an amazing mother and your immense love for Sterling shines through everyday. I always love seeing him wear your clothes, too! Such a cutie.

  8. Happy Birthday to Sterling. I love your perspective on knowing you always wanted to be a mom, but not knowing how profoundly it would change you. This is beautiful and Sterling is lucky to have such a sweet momma.
    ann e

  9. megan says:

    This post brought tears to my eyes and warm fuzzies to my heart. I can't wait for the day that get to experience the love for my child as you do for Sterling. I hope he had an awesome 3rd birthday!!

  10. It is no wonder that Sterling is such a sweet boy. How could he not be!?! He is blessed to have a wonderful mother who is so filled with love!!!

    Happy Bday Sterling! And many more!!!

  11. tears in my eyes (mine just turned one)! beautiful and honest!


  12. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Sooooo sweet! I am wiping tears away……He is beautiful and precious! Happy 3rd Birthday Sterling!

  13. Megan says:

    SUCH a sweet post! Happy birthday to your handsome boy!! šŸ™‚

  14. What a sweet post! Mine turns 3 next week – this is such a fun age šŸ™‚ happy birthday!

  15. Happy Birthday to Sterling! This is such a beautiful post!

  16. So he is 3 now right? He is one handsome little boy!!! šŸ™‚

    I mentioned you in my post today. I am obsessed with that sausage white bean dip you make!

  17. Such a sweet post and I'm sure he will one day look back and read it with a warm heart šŸ™‚

  18. Brooke Hall says:

    i love love love love love this nat!!! he is beautiful and so are you as a mommy šŸ˜‰ love ya!! xoxo

  19. beautiful post Nat! Love you and Happy Birthday sweet Sterling! xoxox

  20. I'm so late! Happy Birthday Sterling! I can't believe he is 3 already!

  21. He could not be more precious. This brought me to tears. So dear! I hope he feels better soon, too. xoxo

  22. He is the sweetest!!!! What a great post, happy Bday Sterling!