Monday, April 16, 2012

Booger got two compliments....

Yesterday Booger was with his godparents. It was a rare occasion when he was able to visit with them without the company of his two little sisters. While out running errands with them he was complimented twice on his good behavior. And I started thinking, I need to compliment my children more. Especially my little Booger. He does so much for me and for his little sisters, and sometimes I forget to tell him what an amazing child he truly is.

While we were out running around a few weeks back, I was asking the kids about their dream jobs, and goal they have for their own future. Booger's response was, "I want to be able to help people, wherever they need help. I could build things for them, or buy groceries, just help people all the time." What a great kid. I am so blessed to be his mommy.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Baby You're a Firework

To my darling Peanut....
You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine,
Just own the night like the 4th of July

Cause baby your a firework,
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go oh, oh, oh
As you shoot across the sky

Baby your a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make 'em go Oh, Oh, Oh
Your gonna leave 'em falling down.

You don't have to feel like a wasted space
Your ORIGINAL, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe the reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt your heart will blow
and when it's time you'll know.

As we were driving home from North Carolina, Firework by Katy Perry came on my iPod. And my sweet peanut was in the back seat sound asleep. It usually takes her a while to fall asleep. She is a ball of energy, and life, and love. But not everyone understands her, I have always thought that she beats to the beat of her own drummer, that she will be the most eccentric of my children and I am guilty of not allowing her to be herself at times. I started crying as I was watching her sleep and listening to the lyrics. She is an ORIGINAL. I don't want her to be the same as everyone else. I want her to be herself. This world is so much about putting everyone into the same mold. It's not what I want for my kids.

I am a very plain girl, I wish I was different and loud and eccentric sometimes. I wish I was as free as Peanut is. Today, we took a picture together with my phone and she wanted to put a caption underneath the photo. She typed, "be happy with everyone". WOW!!! Be happy with everyone, love everyone for who they are, not who they will become or who you want them to be. My sweet sweet peanut, teaching me when I have set out to teach her.