Once upon a time, there was an x-ray and an electron. The x-ray was hot for the electron, but too shy to approach her. X-rays friends were all like “you should TOTALLY just go and talk to her”, but still, x-ray would not. Then one day, electron approached x-ray, and it turned out they both really liked each other. They got married and had a baby xafs. The end.
-written by Matt Becker, age 28
Raising a child has forced me to question my own morals, beliefs, and actions. What I do/think/say can have a direct impact on Noah, and that’s nothing short of scary! While he’s not as vulnerable and fragile as he at times appears, being a parent is teaching me to live more intentionally. It forces me to focus on correcting negativity, controlling anxiety (not always easy), and respecting the life I’ve been given. I’m thankful that these indirect aspects of parenting/mothering have made me more aware of why I can and should be thankful and the joy that truly is in each day we live. I am by no means a pro, but i’m learning. Noah is the biggest motivator I’ve encountered in life (thus far). He encourages me to live the best life I can for myself, in hopes that someday, Noah too will live intentionally and strive to become what he’s called to be.
Just a little something I’ve been thinking about recently :)
Top 5 things I love about Noah:
5: Hair… Enough said :) (while I think it’s silly to base “love” off of something as meaningless as appearance… It’s def. a unique characteristic!)
4: Laid-back personality!- He’s cool to go listen to bag-pipes or sit by the river! Definitely fits in with this little familial unit :)
3: His noises/growls/grunts! You’ve got to hear them to know what I mean! Instant smiles :)
2: When he wakes up in the morning! Never met a happier baby in the morning!
1: His HUGE smile! His JOY for life :) It’s contagious!