So…its been a whirlwind of a week- lots of diapers, a little less sleep, a 6lb package of love changed our world yet again. I know only weeks ago I was wondering how I’d fall in love yet again- and then it happened- I saw his face. And I’ll never be the same. Jackson has made our lives that much more complete. And maybe because I know this is the last one (FOR SURE.) I’m savoring every moment and not rushing back into the race of life quite so quickly.
In Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech he says a line that I’ve been thinking about today. He dreams of a day where his children will be judged by the “content of their character”…That phrase has been ringing in my ears. Content of their character.
What does this have to do with anything?
People reveal the content of their character in so many ways. Mostly though- the true content is exposed when they have no idea its even happening. This last week my husband has revealed his character in ways he’ll never know. Little things that speak volumes. Extra care with the big kiddos, tough conversations, love and appreciation for his family (inlaws and all), encouragement and care for me, generosity, selflessness- a million little things that expose what is in his heart. Of course perfection is not a reality and I would never even want that- but the man, the heart that lies within- is golden to me. For this I am really thankful.