My miracles, my boys, my babies, my toddlers?!
I cannot believe you are two years old today!
SO much life has happened in the past 365 times 2 days. (Way too emotional to try to calculate that in my head right now).
You both have taught me so much about life, faith and love. God must be fully aware that I am slow learner and often need to hear things over and over until it really clicks so He sent me two daily reminders of how good and perfect His love is through you two. And who knew reminders could be so stinkin’ cute?!
I always say I can’t do you boys justice with words, but that never seems to stop my hands from typing and giving it my best effort.
So here it goes. Thank you Luke and Lincoln for teaching me about life, faith, and love.
You have reminded me of the important things in life. You have helped me focus less on the doing and more on the being. Reminded me to slow down, be present instead of trying to make things perfect, and focus on the things that never make their way on a checklist. You have taught me that life isn’t looking forward to the next milestone, but enjoying the little things each and every day. You remind me that I don’t want to live on autopilot during this one precious life, but fully live in each moment.
Faith: Through fertility, pregnancy, and now raising two two year olds, you boys have reminded me of what little control I have in life and that surrendering to God is not a sign of weakness, but a vessel for freedom. Motherhood is great but let’s be real. It tests our limits. It’s those moments where I reached my limits that I have felt and seen the strength of my Creator.
I thought I knew love, and then you two were born. And cue the Celine Dion song, but you have shown the me the power of loooooooooove. I live a lot of my life in my head, analyzing and questioning things, but you boys have helped me get out of my head and live more from my heart. You have reminded me that when things don’t turn out as planned, when life disappoints me, or when I make mistakes, love is there to pick up the pieces and keep us going. You have taught me that life isn’t all about making the right choices and perfect plans, it’s about learning through the unexpected and loving each other hard through this thing we call life. I am going to get a lot of things wrong in life, but you have motivated me to not let love be one of them.
you don’t let people pass by without waving and smiling. And if there is a bird or a plane in the sky, you are pointing it out and telling me about it. Keep paying attention to the little things, because I have been learning that the BIG happens in the little things. And I have no doubt you will do big things. And don’t get me started on your giggle, that proves time and time again that laughter really is the best medicine.
you are the most resilient little boy I know. I hate seeing you in pain, but I love watching you rise above it. Not only do you push through things, but you make everyone smile along the way. Your desire to constantly cuddle has helped me to slow down at times, and remember my most important job and greatest privilege right now is raising you and your brother. You fight hard, but you love harder and you inspire the heck out of me.
From the second I saw your tiny bodies on the ultrasound, I knew you were my miracles. I didn’t know you would also be my teachers! Happy Birthday boys!
(I really thought my husband was on a run right now, but he must be cutting onions downstairs because my eyes are running like faucets…;))
Blog post on the first birthday: https://iamsavannahgrace.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/i-thought-a-year-ago-today-would-be-the-best-day-of-my-life/