Happy Birthday Isaac!
Disclosure: There is no recipe in this post, there are no giveaways, just good ole fashioned sappy love.
At this very moment (8:29 am) two years ago this little man changed my life forever. Yes, he made me a mom, he made us a family, he was my first born. But more than that, he was my little miracle. My little never thought it would be baby.
I could tell you all of the great things that Isaac is and has accomplished. But then it would just seem like flat out bragging and mom-petition. I don’t want that. So what I will share is what this little man has taught me the last two years.
He has taught me to see life one woof at a time.
He has taught me that doing the dishes isn’t about cleaning the kitchen, it is about spreading the water around. Everywhere.
He has taught me that life should be lived a little slower on some days.
He has taught me that on most days life should be lived a little faster, and by his time table.
He has made me laugh at myself in ways I never thought I could.
He has taught me that perfect is whatever I have done, not in what I am going to do.
He has shown me that my heart could break and rejoice in any given moment.
He has taught me that I can love deeper than I ever dared. So raw and overflowing.
He has taught me to love without abandon, fear or future consequences.
He has taught me that “watching a movie” cuddled on the couch with no care for learning or schedules or bedtime can be some of the best moments of a day.
He has taught me that my love for him would need to stretch, grow and be multiplied when his baby sister arrived.
He has shown me utter and complete happiness wrapped up in a 25 lb package.
I sincerely walk out of his room each and every night after laying him down to bed and send up a prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving for all God has entrusted to me. It is clear that God loves me unconditionally to allow me to be the mother to this little boy. He is truly amazing. And there is no doubt in my mind, or my heart, that he is here to teach me more than I am here to teach him.
So Happy 2nd Birthday Little Man, I-Man, Isaac – You truly are the one that “makes me laugh”.