Joy is a gift that should not be wasted…
When it came time to discuss baby’s first birthday, BF and I were of a single mind. No big bash. Instead, we wanted to keep it simple (which is, to be honest, always our goal). A meal, we thought. Family, we thought. And just our general joy as the offering, as the gift.
Baby’s birthday is today, but we started the birthday celebration this past Sunday with BF’s family and a meal on our back deck (my family will come this Saturday. We can’t fit both families on our back deck and baby can’t take quite that many people at once). We had cake. We did lots of looking at baby and playing to his smiles– some clapping here, some table slapping there. We just enjoyed baby and each other. It was perfect– down to the low humidity and temperature day and the root beers in the ice bucket.
Today, we will stop our work days to enjoy baby all day. To marvel at his one year of life and, as of today, our seven months as a family. We will do baby’s favorite things- pet animals, play in the water, swing. We will, the three of us, just savor being a family. We will soak up our day, not wasting one ounce of our joy.