This day truly could not have been more special. 

When you live thousands of miles away from home holiday's like Christmas and Thanksgiving usually take president over anything else when it comes to visiting. So needless to say for the past thirteen years that I've been away from home I've never been able to celebrate Easter with my family in Florida. That is until this magical weekend. I say magical because the feeling of seeing my little boy chase, or hobble in his case, after those eggs with his big cousins was everything. Lyric didn't even care about the candy inside the eggs. All he wanted was to collect the eggs one by one into his little basket then dump them and repeat. He won't be able to remember this day, but its one that I won't soon forget.  

The entire weekend was filled with precious memories...

My pops giving me a bouquet of flowers because he me to know how special I am to him.  Waking up to my mom smiling from ear to ear while feeding Lyric his bananas and oatmeal. Swimming with Lyric in the pool while he clung to me like a monkey. 

But my favorite memory bar far was taking my son to the very church that I went to growing up. The very place that I prayed for so many years, the very walls that I prayed for him. It was such an overwhelming feeling to look over at my mom with tears rolling down her face holding her grandson. We were both blubbering like fools but it was beautiful. And Lyric was surprisingly calm despite constantly throwing his little plane over the pew at the poor people in front of us. Thank goodness they were so kind. And I'm sure it helped that Lyric has a smile that can brighten anyone's day. 

This weekend was perfect. It wasn't without its hitches. But it was perfect.

~ Hugs and Smiles~ Riley Couture