Five years ago today we spent our first night in our new home. So many memories have been made. So many drawings on walls (crayons, lipstick, whatever a toddler could get their hands on), handprints up the stairway from a little one learning to climb stairs, and so many milestones measured on the door frame in our laundry room from our children and grandchildren that won’t stop growing. There is no one in this world I would rather build these memories with.
Wrapped up another fun filled week of VBS with our three sweet girls and their four cousins! It was an amazing week and I loved getting to have so much time with my nieces and nephew! This was Aub’s first year to volunteer for VBS since she’s going into seventh grade this year and she really enjoyed it.
Woke up to three little girls serving me breakfast in bed that their daddy made for them. They had beautiful flowers, a fun t-shirt, lots of precious homemade goodies, & big beautiful smiles waiting for me. We got to spend time with both of our mamas. Had a fun lunch out with our three dolls and Aub’s best friend (her mama had to work all day). Heard from my son. My B-Boo dropped by to bring me flowers. My friend gave me a plant. My mama got me a magazine subscription. My girls let me take a nap. My husband wouldn’t let me clean a thing all day. It was a pretty perfect day to say the least.
We have four children. Only two of them are my husband’s biologically. You’d never know the difference in his love for them all. He’s loved my two oldest as if they were his own from the moment he walked into our lives. Made selfless changes and sacrafices to fit our family. Went back to school while working two jobs so that he could provide for us and encouraged me to be a stay at home mama. Even quit smoking immediately because our son has asthma and our daughter had had RSV. He taught our son how to shave and the value of being a hard working man. Worked with our boy to learn how to play a guitar like he does. He taught our daughter how to walk and how to ride her bike. Amongst many other priceless moments over the last decade. I’m thankful that the man I fell in love with fell in love with my children too and instantly made them his priority as well. I’m thankful he’s the one that has taught them what it means to love your spouse and children with everything you have. I’m so thankful that he’s a dad that continues to give a shit.
Budah (20), Aub (11), Mad (7), & Bitty (4), all very different stages in life, all equally loved, unconditionally, forever. My children are easily my biggest blessings & greatest accomplishments. The love I have for these four beautiful souls will never waiver no matter where their paths lead them, EVER. Always remember how much I love each of you.