As a 2nd little one has joined our family, i have taken the time to pray for her, hold her and just watch her. I’ve found projects help keep me focused. Especially while praying. Something to keep my hands busy and channel my thoughts.
As i sat and stitched, i wondered who will this little lady grow up to be? What will these beautiful blue eyes see? As i prayed for her future, i fell deeper in love with my little girl.
Today i spent the day workin on what our family has lovingly named “hoot”.
Just like with “wala,” i wanted to have an already loved feel to it. Character that can form over time. I didn’t want the cutest stuffed animal…just one that could be loved for being.
The other day i heard ace say, “wala, i love you just because you’re mine.” it’s a quote from a kids book and that is the message i want my children to understand.
For now sleep well little one, hoot and daddy will be here when you wake.
Today is mother’s day. As we were prepping for it, i asked ace what he wanted to give mama. He put his finger on his chin and said hmm. Then his face lit up. “giraffe!” he exclaimed.
You want to give mama a giraffe?
Maybe we can think of something else to give mama.
No no no no…
From that conversation, we looked online just for kicks to see what a giraffe would cost. Ebay wasn’t helpful. But google was ($25,000+). A bit outside our budget.
So we compromised and made her this.
It’s a growth chart. We’ll mark ace’s height on it and mama can cherish it for years to come.
Happy mother’s day!