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I remember once soon after Jeff and I were married being asked if there was anything that had surprised me about being married. At the time, there really wasn't. I loved being married. I especially loved (and still love) being married to Jeff.
What has surprised me since then, though, is how much we laugh. We laugh over meals. We laugh together watching TV. We laugh in the car. Sometimes when we are arguing it ends in laughter. My favorite moments being married to Jeff are when we are lying in bed at night and he makes me laugh so much I get the hiccups.
I guess it shouldn't surprise me too much, then, that one of the things that I love most about Judah is how easily he laughs. I love that he has ticklish ribs, ticklish knees, and a ticklish back. I stick out my tongue at him and he laughs. He sometimes will grab at my nose and I make a honking sound and he laughs. I often pretend that I'm eating his fingers while he is nursing and it makes him laugh. The sound of Judah laughing has easily become my favorite sound.
I don't know what 2011 will hold for us. We will be starting to look for a new job for Jeff, which will likely mean a move to a new city. I'm sure in the midst of all the changes that I expect to come our way there will be many moments of joy and some of tears.
One thing I pray is that no matter our circumstances in the years to come our house will always be filled with laughter.