To my second born, 💙💙
I know being the monkey in the middle is not always easy. Sometimes you may feel overlooked or misplaced. I know you must because I see it written on your face. And I know your many faces. I’ve been studying them since you were placed in my arms. I know when you’re happy, sad, mad, or glad. It’s part of my job.
Mommy wants you to know that you should never feel out of place, because God made you and placed you right where He intended. You were born to be you.
A loyal & caring friend, brother, & son. Sometimes even when you shouldn’t you stick up for others. Your empathy and compassion will help you feel things others won’t. Sometimes that will also break your heart. That’s okay though, it will give you much needed life lessons to learn from.
Sometimes I don’t think I could love you more, than you do another caring thing to prove me wrong.
Not to say that you’ve never made me question my sanity. Plenty of times you have. But it just so happens that your fuse is longer than your brothers’ so you aren’t as easily irritated. Another good quality of being the second child. You had to learn to be patient. But it’s okay that sometimes you aren’t. It’s okay to speak up. Over time you will learn there’s a good way and many bad ways to do so. Vying for attention in a home filled with boys is challenging. Mom knows this because sometimes I don’t know how or when
I’m going to find the time to give it undivided to everyone.
Sometimes(most of the time) I am tired. You’ve always been so understanding. Usually quietly waiting your turn.
I think if you don’t already, that someday you will appreciate growing up with all your brothers. After all you will always have a friend. Even more lucky is they will have you.
And although I don’t understand what it’s like to be in the middle–I hope someday if you have more than 1 child, you will then understand the depth of my love for you. That it’s never really mattered what number you are, but who you are and who you are becoming.
I look forward to watching you grow. You make mom so proud. I love you Grant Christopher. My Midge. 💙💙
Tuesday June 16th, 2009
7 lbs 5oz