Silly String (Find Joy in the Boy)

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Sweet Riley has been so patient with me as we adjust to a little sister. He has been gentle with her and very understanding with me when it takes longer than usual to get his juice.

I’ve had a mantra the last few weeks – “find joy in the boy”.

It is not his fault that I am more tired or a little more scattered than usual. He is my sweet little boy.

His noise level is absolutely appropriate for a four year old excited for his big brother and sister to get home from school. He is reminding me that he is ours.

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Today we pulled out the silly string.

I let him chase me and spray me and get silly string all over the yard. It only lasted five minutes, but he talked about it the rest of the day.

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This time is so precious and fleeting.

I pray that I will wake up every day and find joy in the boy.

I love you Riley.

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