In honor of Sean-Paul's 3rd birthday this Sunday, I thought it fitting to re-post this delightful and captivating moment I shared from his early years. It's hard to believe that he's already three and that we seem to be crossing the threshold away from baby-hood, but he is becoming such a creative and imaginative little boy, not to mention the fact that he is a treasure and is gracing our lives with more than we can imagine as a little child of God. May God bless many more of your days and Happiest Birthday wishes to you sweet boy, we love you more than words can say!! St. Gabriel the Messenger, Pray for Us!
From July 2006:
We had the pleasure of going to the butterfly exhibit with Daddy the other day, and this precious picture was taken as a butterfly landed on Sean-Paul's hat while simultaneously one had landed on a nearby bush and he was mesmerized by it, as well as the hundreds that were fluttering everywhere!!
He is now 15 months old and I'm so yearning for another pregnancy. Not because my baby is growing up fast as he is still such a wee one. Mainly because I'd like so much to give him the gift of being a big brother. This post is not about having babies, however, it's about that special look of wonder that just melts my heart whenever it comes across my little one's face!
It's like a little snapshot into his soul and how there's something so revealing of his wonder and glory of being part of God's creation.
It's a blessed moment in a mother's life as well to be able to catch these awe inspired gazes on film! For me it can be such a sweet moment of realizing how much love I have for each one of my children to see themselves in such a state of awe, and a true window into the human pshyche. (Don't worry, I won't go Freud on you here, I just think it's pretty darn sweet!)
With four children it can be tricky sometimes to slow down enough to capture these awe-filled moments and to ponder at each child when they are studying something so carefully.
I revel when I can see that they will pause in wonderment at even the simplest things, for in nature nothing really is simple, as it is from God Himself.
I am not fortunate to catch all these "moments" on film, even with the digital age of technology we are in right now, but my heart is locking them all away, for another day.
That precious look of wonder must be what Our Blessed Mother pondered in her heart on the day her Son was born and so many moments throughout his earthly life.
I hope you are able to find some moments in your day to capture those looks of wonder in your precious children and to celebrate their uniqueness and pleasure in our Creator and His Creation.
MayGod bless you in your day!