"A portrait of my kids, once a week, every week, in 2014"
Luca: Breaking out the stamp set to make cards of encouragement for
our neighbors. "Mom, I need to bless them." You amaze me everyday... you
show me how I fall short...and how much bigger my heart needs to be
If everyone had a heart like you... there would be far less evil. Oh you
will do great things one day... you do great things already.
Canaan: Being silly...trying to make mama laugh.
Always showing me the lighter side of things...reminding me
to not be so serious...like a younger version of myself... one with
less responsibility... but still, it's ok to let things go sometimes and
just be present...happy... with you. "Snuggle me, mama." ...and then I do.
Thankful that I chose to stop....even if it's for a minute...to savor a little
of this tiny person...before, in a flash, you are a man standing tall in
front of me... more holding me then, than I, you.
Neiva: My tiny taste-tester. Banana and avocado approved. You are a
champion eater...taking time to savor every spoonful it seems...
contemplating every flavor...like a true foodie ...and I giggle...just thinking
of it...like you were an adult in a cafe...taste-testing and maybe contemplating
what you will write in your food-blog or newspaper column or journal...of the adventures
you might take...and then I am back...just in time for the next spoonful... silently
thanking God for the now...and the many years I will have to enjoy you
before you become a famous explorer/writer... or astronaut or rocket scientist....or.....
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