Today Samuel is 12.


Today you are 12, your last year as a kid.

You are a 6th grader and at the top of your class! (a little homeschool humor there!)

You are such a good big brother. I know it isn’t what you want to be and I know it isn’t easy. But when you love on your brothers and sister it makes a world of difference to them and me.

You have a love for the Lord that gets stronger each day. You are curious, funny, smart, silly, loving, and of course, smiley.

All of your coaches have called you Smilin‘ Sam. You have a smile that can light up a room or a baseball field. You were on the all-star team again this year, playing catcher. I remember you telling me back when you were 4 or 5 (before you were even playing on a team) that you wanted to play catcher so that you would get to hold the ball a lot! And here you are.

I love you so much. You are the one that made me a mother and I am so proud of you. You make my heart fill up with love so much I think it will pop!

I thank God for you. I can’t wait to see the young man you become!


Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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