Today is my husband’s birthday. Watching the excitement on my toddlers’ faces this morning has left me full.
They made their dad cards earlier this week, hiding them in their secret places to make sure he did not see them too early. Every day they would go and look at their creations, laughing and placing their fingers upon their lips.
To add to the gifts came breakfast in bed. I have been married for five years. I have NEVER brought Jackson breakfast in bed. He was completely in shock. So was my kitchen!
We entered, candles lit upon a piece of toast, homemade cards in hand. We began to sing, waking up the sleeping dad. His face lit up with such joy at the sight of them. However, my kids’ faces put his own to shame. They could barely contain their excitement.
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” This was the phrase which circled my mind all morning. I saw it played out today. I have not seen my kids, in particular my daughter, so happy to do something for someone else. Her own birthday joys pale in comparison to the way her face lit up as she entered her dad’s presence.
These little “me, myself, and I” toddlers, so in love with their dad they only wished to bring him joy.
My soul is full today, so very, very full. I only wish for one more thing: to never forget the unmatched beauty of a giving heart.
What about you?? When was a time that either you or your child felt such excitement to do something for someone else? I would love to hear the story!