Four years ago today, my life changed. I became a Mommy for the first time. My son, Bigs, came into this world two days before he was due to meet me. I’d like to think he was as excited to meet me as I was to meet him. I already knew I loved him, even before I met him, that Sunday in May. He was tiny, like a little doll, so incredibly small. He had violet-gray eyes, that later turned into the most beautiful blue surrounded by a navy blue ring. His hair was fine and soft, a beautiful shade of brown, with silvery tips, the type people pay for at salons. He had the softest, wrinkly skin. He was warm and red and new. I felt a love I’d never felt before, a hole in my heart was filled. He was perfection.
I am so very thankful for him. He has not only given me the gift of being a Mommy, but he has taught me patience (which I am still learning), he has shown me grace in my own off days, and he has given me a deep, true, unconditional love. I love his sweet, shy spirit. I love how empathetic he is towards others in life. I love his clever ideas and funny jokes, the way he makes me laugh. I love his thoughtful nature, the way he thinks hard about things and asks questions about everything. I love how he plays with his little brother. I love his big, beautiful, blue eyes, framed by long, dark lashes. I love the sprinkling of cinnamon freckles all over his nose and cheeks. I love how he loves Jesus and how he shows Jesus’ love through his own little heart. I love how no matter what meal we’re sharing at our dining room table, our feet are playing footsies. Most of all, I just love who he is. I am so, so, deeply thankful and blessed by him.
Happiest Birthday, my sweet son. May this next year be the best yet, and may you always feel as loved as you are.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above…” – James 1:17
Yesterday, I packed a very special lunch for my Bigs. Instead of using his lunchbox, as usual, I wrapped each lunch item separately, like a gift. I put them in a gift bag with a bow. I even wrapped his spoon/fork! I did the same for his snack.
For his lunch, I made a PB&J and added Food Writer designs and put a decoration from a past cake. I also packed corn (which he later told me that he and his friends guessed it was a cupcake before unwrapping – what a disappointment!), a fruit salad (grapes, strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries), and for dessert, two Oreo cookies and an after dinner mint. My kid loves after dinner mints as much as me.
For snack, I wrapped up one of his favorite things – animal crackers!
I think he got a real kick out of this lunch. It’s my favorite lunch that I’ve packed for him so far. So fun!
Have a blessed day,