This summer has been just spectacular. As a family we have focused on us, nurturing bonds with laughter and love.
This weekend, we spent at my parents - seeing my nieces & brother. It was 3 days, the last just spent with Grandma & Grandpa. J dazzled us again with his lack of fear while tubing. Wants faster, bumpier, read - scarier. He's looking forward to next summer already, as we told him - we'd have grandpa intentionally dump him off the tube, so he can learn what it feels like, safety of being in the water after being dumped, and how to get back on the tube in deep water. He is over the moon.
Mommy's arms still hurt from hanging on for dear life yesterday. :-)
Another big accomplishment was to fully become independent on two wheels. He's over the moon that he can take off and go with our 13 year old neighbor, who looks after J as a little brother. We are so blessed to have such awesome neighbors.
But the best moments of this weekend happened so naturally and innocently...
Jacob, knowing nothing but love - giving it freely... He spontaneously walked up to both of my parents over the weekend and just planted kisses and hugs. It was so out of the blue, it caught both my parents by surprise and the delight it gave them was evident on their faces.
Those were the moments I'm holding closest to my heart from the weekend.
And so thankful Matt & I have shown J how to show love so naturally and spontaneously.