Today is Rebecca's birthday! She is taking the day off to recharge, and boy does the engine that makes our family go need some rest after Spring Break.
She does a great job of making every day special--that's big work when they are home all week and in each other's business.
I asked Cameron what he loved best about his mom:
Cameron: She has good care!
Me: Do you mean good hair?
Cam: No, she takes good care of us, because she has a loving heart.
I had to take a different approach with Harrison to get an answer:
Me: Harrison, when mom isn't home what do you miss the most?
Harrison: Feeling safe...
I don't know what that says about me, but since this is Rebecca's day I won't go there.
Easter must have put Jesus on the boy's minds, because when I told them that we would be getting Rebecca's cake today, Cameron said, "Yeah, a Batman Cake!" But Harrison corrected him saying, "NO, not for mom, she would probably like a Jesus cake." Then when we talked about gifts, Harrison suggested a Jesus picture.
I think that it's great that they know how important the Savior is to Rebecca. Leading up to Easter (which was Spring Break for our kids), Rebecca prepared and did a devotional every day for the kids. I thought that they (particularly the big kids) would be resistant, but each one participated and enjoyed the lesson or activity.
I know that Rebecca is so much more than a mother--she's a humorist, a blogger, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a mad chef, a best friend, a Young Women's President, and so much more--but having children who feel loved, safe and know the value of Jesus Christ says depths about her character.
I love you Rebecca!