Kissed by the Bluebird of Happiness

3.30.2011

When I was about eight years-old, my mom bought me a bluebird of happiness that graced my windowsill.  We saw it together at a card store, and when she purchased it, she said she wanted it to be a reminder that if she could have one wish, it would be that my life was a happy one. 


Well, almost twenty five years later, I've passed down the bluebird of happiness to my son.  It now graces his windowsill, and everytime I lift the shade, I take the bluebird out, and he swoops down to Little Lewie (yeah, I have a pretty good imagination) and kisses him.  Little Lewie, of course, loves and expects this daily routine.  He always cringes a little when the bird first "kisses" him because the glass is cold from sitting in the window overnight.  Still, I want it to be a reminder that, like my mom, I want all the happiness in the world for him.  No matter what challenges a day brings, I want him to know that happiness is just around the corner (or in this case, sitting in his windowsill) to be reclaimed.  For now, my one goal everyday is to make sure Little Lewie's mornings and days are happy ones that begin with the promise of a special morning kiss.

7 comments:

  1. such a sweet post...it made me smile :)

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  2. Oh I love this! This is something Lewie will remember always and cherish! I pray that my daughter will grow old feeling that she was so incredibly loved and that she is overflowing with happy memories! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  3. That's super sweet and what a nice thing to pass down. Very thoughtful of your Mom and of you.

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  4. I love little treasures like that!

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  5. That is so sweet! What a great thing to be able to pass on to Little Lewie!

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  6. That is so sweet! He's so lucky to have a mom that does special things like that for him!

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  7. Awwwww. That's sweet and so true. As parents nothing much is better than your child having a life full of joy. Little Lewie is such a lucky boy to have a mama like you. :)

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