D Milestones

April 21, 2010 Rose Richter

As you all know, I’ve been thinking about Derek turning 10 since April 1st. Yes, a part of me really sad my youngest baby is getting older… but, another part of me is very happy and filled with joy. The Lord has blessed me so much with a ton of memories and many more to come. So here are just a few milestones I’ve been thinking about for him:

Dear Derek, You came into this world the most beautiful baby boy I had ever seen. With each passing year, you have made my heart swell with such love. 🙂 Bear with me, as your Mother takes a look back:

At 1 year old, your were learning new words. Your most used words were “ball”, “car”, “momma” & “Dadoo”. You also loved to walk & run all over the place.

2 years came quickly! You were so smart! You knew your name, ABC’s & 1,2,3’s. You talked a lot and loved to explain things.

When you were 3 years old, you were 100% potty trained! Yes! Mommy finally figured it out! 🙂

4 years old, you could write your name! You loved writing it in the sand outside.

Turning 5 was super special because you gave your heart to Jesus in July during VBS. I will never forget you asking me if you could go up to the altar after a salvation call. I started crying before you left your seat.  For Christmas that year, you went around singing, “All I want for Christmas are my 2 front teeth.” Oh, how I loved your toothless smile! 🙂

You were a big boy at 6 years! Your drumming skills were getting so good that daddy thought it was time you had your 1st real drumset!

You loved music all your life, so at 7 years old, we took you to your first Third Day concert. Dad wanted it to be special and made sure you were able to meet your favorite drummer David Carr.

While you were 8 years old, you learned to write in cursive. You were so excited because you worked so hard.

Being a 9 year old was a special time for you. Dad took us on our first real vacation. You rode on a plane then we got on a cruise ship. You loved the ocean and appreciated the deep blue color of the water.

So here’s to your “10 years on this Earth, baby!” I’m ready for the next set of 10,20,30 years of milestones!

I love you very much! But please always remember Jesus loves you more! 🙂


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jean DeChant  |  April 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Wow I am not sure who is more blessed you for being his Mom or Derek for being your son! You are an amazing Mom blessed by an Amazing son. You are creating a wonderful legacy that will in turn bless God! Keep up the good work Rose!! Thanks for sharing.

  • 2. Adam  |  April 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Happy birthday, dude!

  • 3. Kelly O  |  April 23, 2010 at 2:02 am

    So sweet, so tender… Mom’s love for her boy! He’s a great guy with a loving mom and Dad and a Father in Heaven looking over him!

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