Living Arrows – Week 36
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Khalil Gibran
It’s been a quiet weekend full of reflection for me. With all that is going on in the world, I’m feeling incredibly blessed to be Little Mr’s Mama. At two years and seven months old, he’s nearer his third birthday than his second and I’m cherishing all the memories we’re making and how much fun we have together.
When we fell pregnant with Little Mr, we were prepared to make sacrifices to make sure he wanted for nothing but wanted to make sure he grew up grounded and appreciative of the good things that are ‘normal’ to him. We have a lovely home to call our own, there’s always food in the cupboard and he’s got lots of lovely clothes to wear everyday.
Being the son of a blogger who is often sent samples to review, it’s difficult sometimes to strike the balance between being spoilt and having a good selection of toys to place with. We always try to recycle his toys so if he gets sent a new toy, then we will donate some of his older ones to friends or the local hospital’s children’s ward.
I’m proud that he’s learning what’s right from wrong and he uses his manners to say please and thank you. I think it’s so important for him to grow up with his feet on the ground and to appreciate the small things.
Watching him with his soft toys is adorable. He’s got two favourite bears; Little Ted (a small teddy bear we bought from a shopping trip to Ikea) and a larger bear his Uncle Jon and Uncle Russ bought him for Christmas last year. He talks to them, makes sure they’re in bed with him each evening and that they’re safe. He’s so cute with them.
He’s growing up to be a very polite and kind hearted little boy and I’m so very proud of him and what he’s already achieved. Sorry for the soppy post this week but I’m just thanking my lucky stars for such a wonderful little boy. He makes my heart swell with pride and I’ll always try and do my best for him every single day.
Hug your little ones tight this week, it’s important to remember how lucky we really are.
If you missed it, you can read up on my #SaveSyriasChildren post here