My sweet little Mayer, my middle child, my third son who I adore.
Today you asked me a question.
I was listening to John Mayer's new song Half of my Heart on youtube.
You jumped into my lap and said "Mommy, is that man named after me?"
And you pointed to the name Mayer on the computer screen.
Just yesterday you were a baby and now you're reading your name and asking important questions.
You are five-years old and start kindergarten in a few weeks.
I need some time to reflect on how fast you are growing up.
Mayer, there was a time when you were my baby.
Always in my arms.
Getting you to smile was easy.
Getting you to sit still wasn't.
You came after two old brothers.
Sometimes you liked it.
Other times you didn't.
Amazingly, you keep up with them.
Following in their footsteps.
But you also walk to the beat of your own drum,
like searching for special rocks everywhere we go.
Or wearing your hooded sweatshirt most of the summer.
You are a great big brother to your little sister.
Mayer, you are the middle child and you make us proud.
You light up the world with your smile
and your tongue.
You were able to meet your Great Grandpa before he past away.
You were born on Opening Day of the Diamondbacks, so you win tickets to every opening day game for the rest of your life.
You broke your leg just days after learning to walk.
Even with your cast, you kept on walking (or scooting).
Mayer, Daddy and I prayed for you to be part of our family.
When you were born we wanted a unique and strong name for you.
Something that would represent you well.
We really liked John Mayer and his music (still do).
We researched the name Mayer and found out it was also a town in Arizona.
I feel that you will be a great leader someday, but right now I want to tell you I love having you as my little boy.
So, to answer your question, "John Mayer has your name and you have his."
Mayer, I did something fun and special for you today.
I found John Mayer on facebook and told him about our conversation.
John, you are such a talented musician. I had a son five years ago and named him Mayer. He finally understands he was named after you. We were watching your Half of my Heart video on youtube and he said "Mom, is that me?" I said, "That's who we named you after." He really liked that and I just wanted you to know.
I also wrote John Mayer on Twitter because I hear he tweets a lot.
Mayer, thanks for being my great little guy.
You make me happy, just don't grow up too fast.