{Happy SIXTH birthday Mason}

My dear Mason Lane,

Happy, happy birthday my sweet boy! I can't believe that today we are celebrating you turning SIX years old. I mean, I feel like we've been celebrating all month long since we had your birthday party so early, and then birthday lunch this past weekend. And believe me, you deserve to be celebrated for a month straight!! But today is your actual birthday and today you are six years old. It goes without saying, but I can't believe how fast those six years flew by. I mentioned the other day that you were no longer the little toddler at the park on the swings begging to be pushed, but now the big kid on the monkey bars and it is so, so true. This was a big year of growth for you, sweet boy.

Six years ago I met you for the very first time and knew that my heart and my soul would never been the same. You wrecked me in big and beautiful ways and showed me what true unconditional love was.  Being a parent is awesome, but being your parent is the most amazing gift from God! You are the sweetest little boy with the most tender soul. You love and you love hard. Making people smile is what you love to do and you throw out compliments and manners like confetti. Your joy is infectious and I can't help but smile every time I look at you. And most times I am left in tears thanking God for you. I'm not sure what we ever did to deserve you, but I will be forever thankful.

You are also a smart little boy and wise beyond your years. Kindergarten was a big year for you and you excelled beyond belief. All year you have managed to stay quite a bit above the curve as far as where you should be at that point. I've mentioned before, but you are reading at a level of 14 {maybe higher by now} and testing as a 2nd grader in the month of October! You amaze us. I jokingly asked you the other day, "what are we going to do when you're smarter than Mommy and Daddy?" - you just laughed. Then I said, "and how will we ever help you with homework if you're smarter than us?" to which you replied, "I won't need any help!" ha. I hope you're right about that because it's been ages since your Daddy or I have had to do algebra! You learn fast and retain knowledge like a little sponge. We can tell you something one time and you remember it forever. Sometimes it's hard for you to shut that brain off, though. You tend to ask the most complex questions at bedtime.

You have been thriving in so many areas lately and amazing us everyday! First was the great news about your schooling and that you're going to be tested for the gifted and talented program, you've been on green almost the whole entire month and only have 1 red day, then you mastered the monkey bars (both of your little palms are so calloused), learned to tie your shoes (we've always put you in shoes without laces for school), and now you are riding your bicycle with no training wheels! So proud of you, sweet boy!

Oh my sweet boy...you have a heart for Jesus and love learning about him! You love going to church and you love your "Jesus" songs (as you call them!). It makes my heart burst to see you on fire for Jesus!  I pray that you always follow Jesus and live for Him.

My sweet Mason. I love you! I love you something fierce and I thank God every single day for bringing you into my life. You are the joy in my heart and my favorite little guy. Every minute I get to spend with you is a true gift from God and a moment I will treasure always. You are are a treasure. Your sweet little heart and your tender soul teach me things every single day. Our hearts are so strongly connected and we love hard.

Happy SIXTH birthday to the one that made me a mama. I love you with all of my heart and soul sweet boy.

At SIX here are a few of your favorite things...

Favorite color? Red
Favorite food? Macaroni & chicken nuggets
Favorite snack? Yogurt
Favorite toy? Bike & Green Machine
Favorite TV show? Lab Rats
Favorite movie? Batman vs Superman
Favorite animal? Diesel (dog)
Favorite drink? Big Blue & Big Red
Favorite song? Soul on Fire by Third Day, Feel It by Toby Mac, Alone by Hollyn
Who is your best friend? Tanner & Gavin
Favorite place to go? Disney World
What do you want to be when you grow up? A bike rider and a policeman


  1. Gosh, he really is an amazing kid! I just love all your photos and stories about him. You've gotta be one awesome mama to get a kid that great! Happy 6th birthday little man! I hope it's an incredible year for you!

  2. And now I am crying. Such a sweet letter for a sweet boy. Mason is one special little guy that I know for sure. I hope he had the best birthday ever!

  3. 6!? That just doesn't seem possible! Happy Birthday, Buddy! Hope you have an amazing day!

  4. Happy Birthday! So cute that he wants to be a bike rider when he grows up!

  5. Happy birthday, Mason! What a smart little guy he is! And so, so adorable! Hope he has a wonderful day!

  6. Absolutely beautiful words for your handsome boy. I love that his favorite song is Soul on Fire, it sounds like that describes him perfectly. I hope Mason has a fabulous birthday!

  7. Sooo sweet! Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! (His favorite song - Soul on Fire - seriously precious.)

  8. Aw, sweet boy, happy birthday!! Loved seeing the glow-in-the-dark balloons! Such a great idea!

  9. Love love love that he says "Jesus music", Kinsey calls it that too :) What amazing accomplishments in such a short span of time, they really do grow so fast! Happy Birthday Mason!

  10. Happy Birthday Mason!!! What a special little guy and although he seems so big he's still so small. I hope he had a really great day! Hugs to momma for her boy growing up. :)

  11. Happy Birthday Mason! Even though I've never met him, I love this kid! He just seems like the kindest and coolest kid! I love reading about your bond with him because it reminds me so much of me and Noah (just 2.5 years ahead)! He's grown so much just in the time I've "known" him and can't wait to see how much more he does in this next year!

  12. Happy Birthday!!!! Yay for no training wheels! And I love his favorites, he is such a bright little boy!

  13. Happy Happy Birthday Sweet boy! I hope he had the BEST day!

  14. It's been a joy watching him grow, become a little bit more of his own person. Happy Birthday, sweet Mason. Hugs!

  15. Love this post!! Yes Mason, Big Red is the bomb! haha

  16. Cannot believe he is 6! Happy late birthday, Mason!


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