It is Friday! And, it is also a three-day weekend. I wanted to dance or do cartwheels down the hallway at school. Yes, I was honestly that excited!
It was another busy day, but I knew that I could do anything today because we have three days to just relax, play, sleep late, and watch college football.
Just in case you are wondering…the washing machine has not lost its entertainment value yet. I love it.
But, what I love even more is that my boys love each other so much. Yesterday Gabriel said, “I hope that Ethan can talk one day, but if he cannot, I will still love him just the same.”
I made these cupcakes today, and it made my day. When I received the order, she said that she just wanted to do something special for her husband. How that email made my day! I love “just because” events. I think that almost any day can be made into an event, a reason to celebrate. I love that about being a wife and a mom. It is the “just because” days that create the moments and memories that we catalog into a scrapbook in our minds.
As I was thinking about that today, I realized why it is so important to do things like Pizza and Movie Night.
It is about traditions, but it is also about the very thing that defines a family – unity, love, moments, togetherness, joy, and memories. When I go to bed at night and flip through the scrapbook in my mind, I love seeing the pictures of all of those moments, those memories, that we created out of “just because” things, both big and small.
In all honesty, this pizza crust is delicious. Everyone liked it. I have not been able to get Summer to enjoy my homemade pizza since we started this journey. Tonight, she took one bite and said, “I like it, Momma!” Those were sweet, sweet words, indeed. I love that we are still on this journey together. Yes, there are some things that Sean, Summer, and Gabriel do eat whenever they are not with Ethan, especially now that school is underway. But, as a family, we stick together, continuing to fight for our sweet Ethan. Gabriel is right, if Ethan does not ever talk, we will still love him just the same. But, if there are things that we can do for him to help him continue to achieve great things and be the best Ethan who he can be, we will absolutely go that extra mile.
Have a great weekend…and make sure to enjoy those “just because” moments.