I wasn’t going to publish a blog today. There is so much happening in the world that makes anything I have to say seem trivial. But James isn’t trivial, and some people have told me that he gives them hope. I think we need a whole lot of hope, goodness, and love during times like these. Maybe James will be a light to someone today, and that will make it worthwhile.
I’ve thought a lot about the world James is growing up in. I don’t want him to be afraid. Cautious and smart, but not afraid. Life is an amazing blessing, and something many thought he wouldn’t get to experience. I want him to live a life full of joy, laughter, and love, with no regrets. I love the spirited way he experiences every day; he’s taught me so much.
I love his excitement for simple things.
I love the joy he has for doing things he loves.
I love that he’s not afraid to fall.
I love that he pays attention to the small things.
I love that he smiles easily.
When James was born he put many things into perspective for me. I learned then not to take anything for granted. Each day with him was a gift and I knew tomorrow wasn’t guaranteed. I learned to live in the moment, and even when things were really hard I tried to be thankful. Now that he’s a rambunctious little toddler it can be hard to keep that perspective, but each day gives me a chance to do better. I’m thankful for the lessons he’s taught me about life, and hope I never stop learning them.