Dear Landon and some prayers please


Dear Landon,

Today, at the mall, something strange happened. I helped my baby boy get on the toddler train ride, and as I stepped away and the train began to go round and round, I saw a big boy sitting there. You have to imagine how surprised I was watching this big boy ride round and round "by self". You see, you are my baby. I prayed for you. Begged for you. Dreamed of you. And now, you have, before my very eyes, turned into a boy.

I am trying to not be sad you are growing up. I know we have a lot to look forward to together. I can't wait to travel more with you, watch you learn and understand, be creative, find your passion, fall in love, get married...

I am proud of you, everything you do, your sense of humor ( see a bit of Great Grandma Jenifer in there who's birthday is today), your loving sweetness. I am so happy to be your mom.

Today you have another surgery. I'm not happy about it but it has to be done. They will be skin grafting. You will see me smiling and being chipper but I am terrified. If anything ever happened to you they'd have to put me in a padded cell.

I want you to know you are brave, braver than me. I am inspired by you and I love you so much.


Prayers for Landon please today. We could really use it!

UPDATE:
We are home and resting. What an exhausting day! Landon is doing well. He is such a trooper. Blue cast this time!

28 comments:

Courtney said...

Isn't it amazing how you just look one moment and suddenly realize they are growing up. I saw that with Logan a few weeks ago. You guys will all be in my thoughts and prayers. I am sure he will do just fine.

Henley on the Horn said...

You have my prayers. God is with you, even when it doesn't seem like it.

Seersucker Scrapper said...

How sweet. It is so hard to see them growing up.

Good luck with the surgery today. You'll be in my thoughts.

nanny said...

Hope the day goes well,,,,thinking of you and your wonderful family!

Poolside with the Girls said...

praying for your son!

KatieSPerk said...

Thinking of you and your family. Good luck to you and Landon.

KatieSPerk said...

Thinking of you and your family. Good luck to you and Landon.

Suburban Princess said...

*hug* Everything will be fine :O) Keep us posted!

lizziefitz said...

BIG BIG BIG PRAYERS XOXOXO

Claire said...

I will be praying for Landon and all of you as you go through these days. Isaiah 40:11 is a good mommy/child verse:
"He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young." God's peace to you.

Marla said...

Oh, I know! Last week my little guy (almost 4) dropped my hand after we were finished crossing the parking lot. He is my baby!

I will be thinking of Landon!

AMY said...

Love and Prayers for Landon, Mommy & Daddy. I pray that Landon heal quickly and Mom & Dad have peaceful hearts.
It is bittersweet to watch them grow. Every new stage has such joy but we do mourn what is left behind.

Always Organizing said...

Your sweet little boy is in my prayers!

debra said...

They grow up way too fast!

I'll be thinking about you & Landon today. I pray that his surgery goes well.

Cookie Crums said...

Praying all goes well!!! He's brave because his mom is brave even if you don't feel like it at times. Children feel their parents' vibes. He knows he's loved and being watched out for by you guys has he goes through these surgeries.

Lin said...

Landon is in my thoughts & prayers. I hope everything goes perfectly.

S said...

I'll be praying for Landon today!

Melissa said...

You're all in my prayers! I hope everything goes smoothly!

melissa said...

Big prayers going out for landon... and to you too. I know how terrifying it is to have your baby under go surgeries.
May God's love, strength and peace be with you throughout the day.

Preppy Mama said...

Sending happy thoughts, hugs and prayers your way!!

New England Gal said...

Prayers being sent your way! I am sure everything will go smoothly today. Keep us updated!!!

BroncoMom said...

My prayers will be for all of you today.
Praying for a speedy recovery and many more happy days ahead for y'all.

Travelbug Mom said...

JUST catching up with blogs and I saw your post. I am sure the surgery is over. I will still pray it all went well. Please update.

Solar Powered said...

Done. Keep us posted.

Preppy 101 said...

I am late reading today. Such a sweet post!!! I always say that my children are the best part of me. The best is yet to come. I promise. {{Hugs to you, truly One Fabulous Mom}} xoxo

cancersucks said...

Oh, sweet angel. I'm glad you are all home from your exhausting and terrifying day. You are such a strong and wonderful mom. God bless Landon and I hope he has a smooth and quick recovery from this surgery. Thinking of you from two days snowed in from the latest blizzard to hit us.

Mags said...

I hope Landon is doing well...He's one lucky boy to have such a great mom as you!!!

Jillian, Inc said...

Very behind in blog reading-- so glad he made it through OK. xoxo