Graden~ You are my sweet boy. Some day you will go on a mission. I miss you already.
It's funny to think I was thinking of his mission, 19 years ahead of time. But my heart ached thinking of him being gone for two whole years. Then I thought of the Lord and how much He must miss this boy that had just left him. That it may be 90 years before they see each other again.
There is nothing like having a son.
Here are some thing Graden will give me the chance to be, if not already in his 3 years with us.
~Covered in blood. (Done)
~Teaching somebody to "aim" in the toilet. (Done)
~Playing with race cars. (Done)
~Having a daughter in law. (So excited!)
~Being passed the Sacrament by my own child. (Tearing up now!)
~Explaining why girls are just like that. (Maybe in 14 years.)
~Helping Daddy give us Priesthood blessings. (Once again, tearing)
~Overcome with emotion reading your letters from your mission.
~Jealous of your relationship with Dad. (BFF's)
You are more than I ever expected Graden. You are named after a great man, and have big shoes to fill. But you are on your way!
Happy 3rd Birthday son! We love you to the moon and back!
Graden John Blue
2 weeks old
Our first family picture as a party of 5.
One of my all time FAVORITE pictures of Jason and Graden. Looking out the window to the world before we took him home.