I really enjoy reading Granola Mom 4 God’s blog. I was touched by the challenges she is taking this month. It’s a Give Them All Your Heart Challenge hosted by Muthering Heights. Last week’s challenge was “The Sweet Surprise” and I am linking up a little late!
…delight your child by serving them their favorite treat in place of a normal snack. As they savor the treat, regale your little one with a “surprise” story about their life in which they were a surprise treat for you, such as the day you found out you were pregnant, your birth story, something they did as a baby, etc. Watch their excitement as they receive this surprise…and marvel at your spontaneous display of love!
So I made Trader Joe’s cupcakes with hearts on them. It was easy to talk to them about what surprises they all were! It was such a fun and exciting time each time we found out I was pregnant. I’ll never forget those moments. Ethan was the biggest birth surprise! Chad received a job offer that we had been waiting for here in Indiana. So in perfect God timing, I went into labor that night! I was at the hospital only 30 minutes before he arrived. It was a beautiful and perfect delivery! We flew up here two weeks later and have loved living here closer to family.
On Saturday Ethan and I made chips and salsa. He loves helping me in the kitchen. Check our cute heart tortilla chips…
I want all three of my sweet boys to know they are completely loved, and that God knew them before they were born. Not a surprise for Him!
Join in on this February Love Challenge for Moms! It’s not too late!