So much has happened this year, but these two pictures sum up the best of what has happened to me between last Mother's Day and this one:
My first-born brought me my first mangled dandelion. I've been trying to think of a clever title for it. "Mangled Love" or "The Thought That Counted" or "Sob, Sniffle, Choke." Or how about just what he said when he handed it to me...
"Here Mommy, I Bing You Frower!"
What a smart, calm, fascinating child Gus is turning into! I love that he genuinely seems to delight in my company (most of the time). What a joy this little person is that God sent to me to teach and mold.
The second wonderful thing that happened to me this year:
A long awaited child. Our answer to prayer. Our sweet, snuggly, charming, happy little boy.
My heart is full.
I am so blessed.