I know there will be plenty of trying seasons ahead learning to parent and struggling with discipline issues and sin...but for right now, I have to say, there are few moments in the day that I don't just totally enjoy him and bask in his flirty little smiles and giggles. I have really enjoyed this season with him and will cherish these memories.
So here's what happened: We got home around 8:30pm and put Isaiah down. Then I had to stay in our bedroom while Josh "set up" the rest of the house. He had kept the door to the office locked (I know, he doesn't trust me not to peek) for the past several days working on his little mother's day project for me.
He has come up with some very creative gifts for me in the past, but this was one of my all time favorites. He planned a scavenger hunt for me using a powerpoint presentation on my handheld device to give me clues to different prizes hiding around the house. All the clues had something to do with being a mom to Isaiah and if I guessed the right answer I went to that location and found a prize like a starbucks card, mother's day cards, chocolate and flowers (I was very clear about wanting flowers)! It's hard to explain technologically how it all worked together (that's why I call him techno-geek) but it made me laugh, cry and love him even more. My favorite part was probably the super humbling and encouraging words he wrote in his cards to me. I'm truly undeserving!
Here are a couple of the slides:
*** The last slide. Reads: "I couldn't ask for a better wife or mother than you. You put up with so much from both of us boys, and I want you to feel extra special today. You're incredible and beautiful and I love you."