Today is Price's 14 month birthday and also my dad's birthday (Happy Birthday Day, DAD!). We went to Camden after church to have lunch with my dad's family to celebrate and then we drove to Chapin to see my Oma! We stayed pretty busy all day so there wasn't much time for Price to get a nap in. (Normally I don't do this because it causes meltdowns for absolutely no reason but today we had no choice!) Anyway, needless to say that when we finally got home he could barely hold his head up. After I bathed him, I decided to see if he would let me rock him to sleep. (Those are the precious moments in life that I miss because he is way too busy to let me hold him for any period of time anymore!) As soon as I sat down he put his arms around my neck and squeezed and rested his head on my chest. He played with my hair and clothes for a bit before looking up at me, kissing me and putting his head right back down. It was almost like he was thanking me for holding him and rocking him. I immediately teared up because these are the moments that I live for. These precious moments make being a parent the most rewarding job on earth!
While I was sitting there holding him I was thinking of my grandfather....wondering what he would have thought about Price.....wishing he could have met him.
I am so thankful that I had my grandfather in my life for so long and I can only hope to be as influential in Price's life as he was in mine!!
Happy 14 Month Birthday Price!! You are such a BLESSING!!
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