Before his teeth were brushed and his face was washed.
Before I tucked him in for the night.
Before I read him a story. Before we said bedtime prayers.
Before hugs and kisses.
Before sleepy good nights and an exchange of I love you more.
He gave way to sleep, in his own time and place.
I picked him up and carried him to his room,
his sweet cheek resting on my shoulder as I walked.
A kiss on his forehead and covers pulled up high,
and a photo I will treasure for a lifetime.
#Instagoodness! #Stamp Out Hunger 2013. #Sheriff Lovey. #Fiesta Cupcakes. #Loving on my baby. #Mother’s Day gifts for my Mama. #Sleeping sweetly.#Water balloon hot potato. #New kicks for the boy. #Ombre cake. #Safari boat captain. #Melt my heart. #Sonic happy hour. #Edible Arrangements. #The sweetest kisses. #Toy Story fun. #People watching. #Story time with Nana. # Happy Spring gifts.#Target shopping. #Mustache?! #Lovely flower. #Mother’s Day craft for Lovey’s Grandmas. #Inspiring words. #Special delivery package from Great Aunt J.
Lovey has always had a fascination with fish so when I saw this fish themed Easter egg decorating kit I knew he would love it.He and I had so much fun decorating our ‘fishy’ eggs together.We spent the afternoon pretending that we were fish too.
Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon
is where I reflect on a few of the many blessing and special moments in my life at the end of every week♥
This week I am especially thankful for!…
~While cooking Lovey breakfast one morning, he ran up to me, wrapped his little arms around my legs, looked up at me with those baby blues of his and said “You’re the best cooker, Mom!” ♥
~The first day of Spring! It may still only be in the 50’s here but it is officially SPRING! and I will gladly take it.
~Big brother little sister get it all out, talk about any and everything, cry, laugh, nothing but love conversations. I love my big brother A and I am so thankful for the bond we share and the heart to heart talks that we have.
~Teaching Lovey the little piggy rhyme on his toes that my mom taught me when I was his age: “This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home…” He belly laughs every time as he tries to wiggle away from me by the time I get to his last little piggy.
~Sunday afternoon. Cinnabon. Play time at the mall’s kid’s corner with Lovey and family dinner out. The highlight of a very rough week.
~”Love bears all things. Believes all things. Hopes all things. Endures all things ” 1 Corinthians 13:7 Oh how this verse has been on repeat in my mind, heart and soul this week. I believe it with all of my heart but goodness is it hard to purposely live it out through my words and actions sometimes!
~Last but not least this week, I’m thankful that I went ahead and wrote this post even though I really wasn’t feeling up to writing it. I’m thankful that I took the time to dig deeper than I usually have to in order to focus my heart on the blessings this week held for me, even if they were among things that broke my spirit for a while. I want to be an advocate for never letting life’s painful moments overshadow the sweet ones because even when everything seems to be falling apart, the truth is that it really isn’t. This too shall pass. It is a season of our life. A chapter in our book. There are brighter days ahead. There is always light at the end of the darkness in the form of God’s unfailing love for us. †
Thank You Lord,
for Your many gracious blessings in my life!
Our sweetest, Lovey! Our amazing, little boy! You are now FOUR!!!!
All week we celebrated your last Monday… Tuesday… Wednesday… of being three because we’re a family who embraces the small and often silly things in life.
Now we celebrate with you all of your days of being four!
We promise to fill your fourth year with all the love and happiness that you have filled us with throughout your life. You make our world go around without even knowing it. You make us laugh, make us smile, and make us thankful everyday for you, our precious son. We love you with more love than we ever knew that our hearts were capable of holding.
You are so perfectly made by God and we are the most blessed parents that He chose you to be ours. Your smart, kind, thoughtful spirit shines so very bright that we are often in awe of the future we know He has in store for you.
We pray for a healthy and happy new year of life ahead of you!
You have our hearts always and forever.
Mommy xo & Daddy xo