Five years ago (to the day) I became a mother for the first time.
When I was a preschool teacher, and newly engaged, we used to sing a song to the children as they napped. The words were~
“Well I love my baby sweet and fair. He’s got the sky in his eyes; the sun in his hair. I rock him to sleep most every night, I sing him this song as I hold him tight…”
I would daydream about a baby boy “with the sky in his eyes; the sun in his hair”, and that is exactly what I got. I remember taking him home that fine spring day. To our little house in the peach orchard. It took both of us just to change his little diaper. We just couldn’t take our eyes off of him!
We celebrated Jude’s Birthday on Friday. He wanted an “Army Man” birthday, so I did my best.
I told my mom “I think I’m just going to make some cupcakes and put some plastic army men on the tops, maybe some green sprinkles” She said she would take care of the cupcakes and this is what she brought!
After a very long tiring day of party prep, and then party clean up; we got the children tucked into bed and this is what Jude said~
“That was just my pretend party right Mom? My REAL birthday is on May 11th. Right?” That’s my boy!