Her life is such a gift to me; and the longer I’m on this earth, the more I realize how precious her every breath is. 🙌🏼 She is seven today, and the years are going by WAY too fast. But...she is happy and healthy, and I get to spend every single day being her mom. So grateful. Happy 7th birthday my sweet, sweet girl! ❤️
It was a perfect day...thank you for all the birthday wishes! ❤️ Here’s to my last year in my 30s! Bring it on, Covid style! 😷
And...just like that, she’s done with kindergarten. 😢 My sweet baby girl, in one year, has gained so much confidence in who God has made her to be, and it makes my heart explode. She has learned to read and write, to make friends, to create beautiful art and music, and to use the fears in her heart as a stepping stone for courage. But most importantly, she’s been loved this year; oh-so deeply. She’s been loved by her sweet classmates, by her incredible and selfless teacher, and most of all, by our gracious and patient Heavenly Father. Even though the end of this year wasn’t what we had envisioned, what she takes with her is far more important. ❤️ So proud of my girl, and so proud of all the people who have been part of her growth this year. My cup overflows. 🙌🏼
“Hope is power. Present power. Hope keeps people from killing themselves -now. It helps people get out of bed and go to work - now. It gives meaning to daily life, even locked-down, quarantined, stay-at-home life - now. It liberates from the selfishness of fear and greed - now. It empowers love and risk-taking and sacrifice - now. So be careful before you belittle the by-and-by. It just may be that when your by-and-by is beautiful and sure, your here and now will be sweet and fruitful.” (PS. If you haven’t read this, you should. 🙌🏼 ❤️)
I know teachers everywhere are really stepping up to the plate right now, but I just wanted to take a minute to brag on ours. ❤️❤️ She loves her students so fiercely, and so intentionally. Every morning, she reads a devotional to them...and every night, a bedtime story. 😭 She brings such light and peace to a time that feels so uncertain and scary, and I’m just so thankful she is part of our lives and our family. Mrs Heater, we love you! ❤️
Alright...we are in this together, so we might as will spread the love however we can. ❤️ I’m sure many of you know about this, but we learned about a really cool art opportunity for the kids to do everyday!! Mo Willems, an incredible author and illustrator, announced on Monday that he would release a new video each day, called Lunch Doodles, with a tutorial on how to draw a character from one of his books or something else fun. :-) It’s really really cool and my kids loved it. Ill post the link in the my bio so you can take a look! ❤️ENJOY!!
Are we overreacting? Maybe. Are we underreacting? Maybe. But these are the faces I wake up thinking about every morning...and I'll overreact for them any day of the week. ❤️
“Mom, did you know that I know which one is the Old Maid because it has scratches on the back?” 😂