Okay, just look what my Max made for a friend who is having a baby:
I mean, can you get any cuter?
My craft-driven resolutions are actually producing things. Okay. One thing.
I’m feeling very ants-in-my-pants today, awaiting the big, big, big day tomorrow. This morning, we gathered around my computer and listened to MLK’s famous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Monument.
The night before, Noah and I talked about Dr. King and the power of his actions, his words, his dreams. We talked about how Noah sat on the floor of the Lincoln Memorial two years ago, how at seven he had been awe struck by the writing etched into the walls.
“You whispered, ‘This was a great man, mama. I hope other great men have come here to see this,’” I told him.
He smiled, and nodded, as I went on to connect the dots.
I’m honestly too excited to say much more. We’ll be gathering at my mom’s tomorrow at noon (darn that no tv thing!) to watch history in the making. Noah will be home from school, and will no doubt sit beside me, holding my hand and saying something wonderful about change and hope and great men and their words.
2009, it is a wonderful year for beginnings.
Oh, and speaking of beginnings (nice segue, no?) I wrote about the beginning of my parenting resolutions for the year over here. And I mention Yetis, Luke Skywalker, and snowshoes, and if that isn’t a reason to read, I don’t know what is. Come visit. And comment, just because you are great like that.
I’ll be back tomorrow, celebrating. Big time.