Liam Brave, Age 3

How is it you are 3?  Although, there are days, I could swear you are 63.  You are such an old soul Liam Brave.  A child’s heart happily coupled with an old soul, there could not be a more perfect being.  Although, I am the one that should be leading the way, dear one, I am certain that there are days that you are guiding my way.

+first things first in the morning and for you it is Peppa Pig
+ you are still trying to get ahold of the grownies coffee any chance you get
+ you always say, “mommy, you make me happy”  and my heart melts
+for lunch its peanut butter and jelly
+you are such a good little swimmer + love going to lessons each week
+this past summer was spent driving the John Deere and you are quite the driver
+every night at dinner you declare, “this is the best dinner I’ve ever had.”
+you just moved out of your crib + into the bunky beds (as you call them) with Luke
+when you grow up you are going to be a doctor and take care of us all
+we have a little song, “there once was a man named mr. poop, mr. poop, mr, poop…”
+you’re favorite book is The Gruffalo (and I like that one very much, too)
+you can sing every word to “A You’re Adorable” and I’m amazed each and every time
+to you an apple is an “un pomme”
+giraffe is still your favorite and I know he always will be
+one day I will take you to D’Ork (New York) with me + we will have the best of times

I know, certainly, that without you I’d be lost.  You are a package of perfect sent from heaven above.  I wonder if one day when you are older you will remember all of our little grown-up conversations.  If for some reason you should forget (which I doubt with that miraculous little memory of yours) then I will be there to tell you the stories and remind you of our days.  Of how, when I would be losing my cool, over the stupidest thing, you would grab my hand and say, “I love you mom.  It’s Ok, my mom.”  And suddenly, it was all OK.  It is all OK….because I have you.  Brave, when the day comes when things seem overwhelming, too much, upsetting, or just bleak, I will be be there, grabbing your hand and saying, “I love you, Liam.  It’s OK.”

Happy Birthday, Liam Brave, age 3.



  • Nasyitah
    Commented on November 25th, 2012 at 10:03am

    Happy birthday and Lucky Little Liam the Brave to have such a gorgeous birthday message penned by mummy :)

  • Trina
    Commented on November 28th, 2012 at 8:09am

    thank you! xo . t

  • mary @ B&Gjournals
    Commented on November 25th, 2012 at 11:04am

    so so so very sweet. what a wonderful relationship you two already have. happy birthday to your little one!

  • Miz. November
    Commented on November 25th, 2012 at 5:04pm

    Trina, you make me cry. Your words about your children are always so heartwarming and special. You really appreciate each of their unique personalities. Liam Brave sounds like an amazing little angel to have around.

  • Trina
    Commented on November 28th, 2012 at 8:08am

    thank you! these are probably my favorite posts to write. i love chronicling their little personalities. hope you are well! xo . t

  • Tracey
    Commented on November 25th, 2012 at 5:34pm

    So gorgeous. Me thinks he will make someone very happy one day ;)

  • Trina
    Commented on November 28th, 2012 at 8:08am

    me too :)

  • Lisa
    Commented on November 25th, 2012 at 11:15pm

    I just read this to Troy. First, I love that you write these to your kids. Your writing is incredible. You have such style and always find the right words. Second, these letters are such treasures for them, but also us who get to read them. Those are my thoughts.. But Troy just commented on how much he loves Liam’s middle name because often names are a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s something he will live up to, but since middle names aren’t often know, it will just be his little thing. Well done, Ms Trina. You are an amazing woman and a fantastic mommy.

  • Trina
    Commented on November 28th, 2012 at 8:07am

    thank you, lisa….that means so much. it was totally our intention when naming liam that he would grow up to be a brave soul! i believe the same thing…people really become their names. i always find it interesting to see what peoples names mean and how they are like their meaning! hope you are well, friend. thanks again for the encouragement! xo . trina

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