Last weekend, we had an awesome morning with our friends Sam and Marlea and their two kids Owen and April!
The sea lions were our favorite part with Ethan and April. She sat by him and told him everything that was going on. She’d pat his head, hold his hands, and then sit right by him so she could hug him.
We have a very special place in our heart for their little boy Owen. He taught us how to fall in love with kids. We watched him grow since his birth and he quickly stole our hearts. I still remember when he said my name “Aiyeia” for the first time and I think I probably cried of joy. He is so brilliantly smart and loves on Ethan in a way that makes our heart melt.
After loving Owen for 2 years, we’d never thought we’d love another kid as much as we loved him. And then we met April and our heart grew twice a big. How can such a little person be so beautiful? She has taught us the preciousness of loving a little girl. She loves others unconditionally. I eagerly await our time with her so I can hug her tight!
And these two. Our amazing friends for over seven years. They taught us how to be parents, years before we were even thinking about kids. We saw them grow and learn, live and learn, struggle and flourish. They have impacted our life, probably more than they will ever fully understand, and we love them.