Friday, January 24, 2014

Choose Joy


They say when you have kids, the parents are the ones who end up learning from the kids. I've finally realized just how true that is.

Peanut's been teaching me a lot lately. He's just a joyful little guy. First thing in the morning when I go in to get him out of bed, he pops up and greets me with a, "Good morning!" and a huge smile. I put him on the changing table where he happily chatters away and makes faces at himself in the mirror. If you ask him a question he'll respond, "Yeah," with a big smile and a hand clap or a small jump. If you ask if he wants to sing a song, he'll clap his hands and sing Jingle Bells or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star every single time.

A year and a half ago at our family reunion, Boyfriend was DJing and Peanut was a good 100feet away from him. I remember watching Peanut giggle the whole way over to his Daddy, it was the sweetest, most heartwarming moment. And that's when I realized that Peanut lives with a song in his heart.

I've already shared my word for this year, but I think I'm also going to choose joy.

What lessons have your kids taught you?

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