"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them."

Friday, May 29, 2009

Beautiful baby boy, you will always be that to me

Seven years ago I never would have guessed that I could feel the way I do about this little person.

I never would have thought a 5 lb 11 oz little bundle of promise would change every bit of who I was or who I would become. 
I had no idea what to expect, that love that would swell so deep in my heart that it would literally feel like it was about to burst some days.
I never expected that love to be able to fill my heart so completely that it would spill over into the rest of my life in such monumental ways that I would feel like the only way I could live with all that love pouring out of me was to decide to love someone else's child as much as I love you.

Mark Kobe Wentzel, you have changed you Mommy into someone I know that I never could have been with out YOU.  Every good thing I have to offer, every bit of love I have to give was placed in me by God when HE gave you to me.    
Happy Birthday my boy, you have changed the world already, for so many of us.


Shelly Marie said...

We sure do LOVE you Kobe and Happy Birthday!!! You are a sweet boy and I know Brooklyn loves you so much!!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

Alyssa said...

That was such a sweet post, Leah! Happy Birthday, Kobe! We are all so blessed to have you in our lives. We love you so much!

Love that video. I remember him at that age so well. He was such a cutie!

Shelly Marie said...

Nice post. It is amazing how having a child changes EVERYTHING; the way you see yourself, the way you see others, the way you understand God's love for us, and the capacity you have to love another.

Happy Birthday Kobe!

Uncle Jay

cindy said...

AMEN AMEN!! He is such an amazing little boy. We are looking forward to a sweet day with him. THanks for sharing him with us always. We look forward to the other children God brings into our amazing family!
Love you,
Mom ` Grandma :)

Rebekah said...

Leah, this is so beautiful! I can't wait to look back in 7 years and write about what God has done in my life. This process has changed me so much, I can't imagine what motherhood will do! :)

spng7 said...

He fulfills the song "You Light Up My Life" !!!!!!!!!!!!

gram said...

Happy Birthday Kobe. It is amazing the love one has for their child. I love your posting and seeing all the pictures of Kobe growing up.

the johnson crew said...

wow, 5 lb 11 oz, he looked so much bigger thank that. - awe, happy birthday kobe - you are an adorable kid with an awesome mom and dad!