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Love Notes on Valentine's Day

We don't actually do much for Valentine's Day.  My husband and I have tried to go to dinner or something, but everywhere is so crowded we just go home.  The weekend after is a much better time to go out, unless you can afford (and want to spend the money) to go somewhere they take reservations.  But in the interest of love, which should be celebrated all the time!  So, I am going to write about how amazing my little family is!

MY HUSBAND:  We have been married for 10 years!  It feels oddly like forever, and no time, all at the same time.  He puts up with all of my nagging, whining, crying, and arguing, never yelling at me, even when I know I deserve it.  The confidence he has in parenting is something I truly admire, and I am blessed to have him as a partner in parenting.  He works hard and has provided me with the life I always dreamed of, and I could not be more thankful.  God has given me a husband that is much better than I deserve, and I am trying to become a wife that blesses him as much as he blesses me.

MY SON:  I cannot believe my "baby" boy is nearly four.  Oh my goodness, my heart is so full of love for this tiny human!  Through trial and error (sorry buddy!), I am becoming the mother he deserves.  My son soaks up knowledge like a sponge, and loves to learn.  He loves God and Jesus, and knows that God and Jesus love him.  He is so much fun, and (mostly) well behaved.  Watching him learn and grow is so amazing.  I am completely accepting of the road it took to get where we are, because it ended with me having my sweet boy.  God DOES work all things for good for those that love him!!

"MY" DAUGHTER:  Baby Girl isn't mine.  We are prayerful that she will be, but there are a few matters that could complicate things.  But for now, she is my baby and I am her mama.  I don't think there is a better baby.  She has been sleeping through the night since she was a few weeks old.  The only time she cries (on most days) is if she is tired and you have not put her to bed, anything else and she is a trooper.  When she slept in our room and woke up before us, she would wake us with the sweetest baby noises.  She is such a happy girl, seeing her face light up when you look at her is such a wonderful feeling. 

Right now, our family feels perfect.  We have had a lot of children in and out of our house.  Some for a few days, some for more than a year.  What we have now, feels right.  It feels peaceful and happy and wonderful.  I don't know what the future holds, but I am definitely enjoying the present.


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