Three years old, well – that’s amazing!
This little golden haired boy
Is now three years old, and such a great little guy
Full of smiles and laughter
And I have to wonder why
Why are we so blessed?
I love you so, little Eli
You are so, so cool
And so easy too – what terrible twos?
Maybe I havn't been there enough for that
But when I was there it didn’t happen – instead they were terrific
For most two-year-olds the favorite words are
“No”, “No”, and “No”
Your’s were quite different – and noticeably so
Your favorite words were “yeah” and “okey”
Now what great words for a two year old to say!
Well, now you are three – and – did you notice?
So on this day I give you this poem
I think your great
You are tops in my book! So I will not hesitate
You’re sitting in my lap in my head as I write these lines
I want you to know that I love you all of the time
Bet your on the move, playing with your Teddy or winding down.
And you have embarked
On a little adventure
To locate your “cup” – it had some juice in it to be sure
And you won’t rest till it’s safe and secure
And now you are sleepy and ready for bed
With Ethan, bet Mommie is getting the two of you all tucked in after being fed
Will your mommy and daddy miss this age – it’s a special one
Full of giggles and fun for their oldest son but soon Ethan will be there as well.
And as you are prepared for a night of good sleep
And sweet dreams – though it seems
Your so far from me! But always in my dreams
I read, and I tickle, and you’ll talk for awhile
And I’ll understand a bit of what you say
But what the hey! It makes me smile
Because whatever you say you’re so cute in saying it
And I think – if I can ever find a prayer to adequately thank God
for you, I’d better be praying it!
I love you Eli – I love to watch you grow
To see you becoming a boy –
Throwing a ball, running to and fro
Laughing loudly, praying softly
Giving mommy a hug and a kiss
Or getting rough and rowdy with Andy
Playing and singing or playing the drums and just being
the wonderful you God has made
I may not see you each day but yes, I am so proud of you, for all of your ways
And my prayer is that through all your fun-filled days
God will keep you, protect you,
And hold you close to His side
And with His strong hand to be your Guide
That you will learn to know Him and love Him
And in Him abide!
Your mommie and daddy,and all of us – are trusting our Lord to show us the way
To be good to our Eli day after day
We love you so much, little guy – you’re the best!
With you around we are happy and blessed
Happy birthday, little friend, (little nephew, it’s true!)
Happy Birthday dear Eli
We sure do love you!