thanks for teaching me that life is about love,
that kindness is far better than coolness,
that people are Gods greatest blessings,
that we all should kick our feet when we get excited,
that clothes are meant for stains & dirt,
that grass is for sitting on…in spite of morning dew,
that breezes should be felt and noticed,
that greeting someone with a smile really is the only way to properly greet someone,
that hands are for clapping,
that bellies are for tickling,
that homes are for making memories,
that music is better if you dance to it,
that baths should be long and slow,
that balls are for chasing,
that ocean waves are to be awed over,
that car rides are for naps,
that tears are part of life,
that lips are for kissing,
that eyebrows are for expressions,
that wonder is found everywhere if we open our eyes,
that everyday, every minute, is a gift from God.
To be taken in.
thanks for teaching me that my greatest joys could never be purchased or bought, that my greatest joys would be drinking in moments, moments spent watching you grow, watching you wrestle with your daddy, watching you smile, listening to your laughs and kissing your boo boos.
thanks for teaching me about love. how to love, and how to be loved. happy birthday.
(pictures by the amazing laura hamon http://www.laurahamonphotography.com)