Thursday, August 5, 2010

a quiver full

my life is currently consumed with a new little one who captures my heart, as well as the three others sweet ones that seems so big and so old and so much so growing up too quickly.  here is a peak into what consumes my current days...

this is my oldest son, the one who first made me a mom, who seems so much older now that he is missing a tooth!  truth be known, i cried when he first told me it was loose.  he asked me yesterday after he pulled it out if i would please play the tooth fairy for him.  i told him the tooth fairy can only afford $1.  he said, the tooth fairy isn't real mom.  i said, i can only afford $1, and proceeded to list off his friends who get $1 a tooth to solidify my case.  he was satisfied.  when i look at my new little one, he reminds me the most of my oldest when he was a baby and i often experience deja vu.  i can't bear to think that it really does go by that quickly.

this little guy lights up my world.  i guess it goes with his name - the Lord is my light.  i love to see his tenderness towards our new baby and his eagerness to be a big helper right now.  he has been newly labeled my "laundry boy" as he can sort, start, switch out, and bring in laundry for me.  and he loves it. (it was his idea)  i will probably cry when he starts school in just a couple weeks.  if he wasn't so eager and excited, i would keep him home forever.  i will miss having his cute face to look at all day.  he has always been a mama's boy.

my green eyed child - the one kid that has my color eyes.   he was born to be a big brother.  he affectionately refers to his little brother as "my baby," and i think he is serious in his intent to not share him with anyone.  i am so happy that he has transitioned well.  no one can make me laugh as much as he can, besides maybe his daddy.  he is forever telling me knock knock jokes, each one with the same punch line of you don't have to cry about it, it is just a joke.  it will be a sad day when he learns a different one.  he is forever my beloved son in whom i am well pleased.

and this is my new little one.  when i look at him i am reminded all over again what it is to be a mommy for the first time.  his eyes melt me.  his lips are so kissable.  he is happiest when snuggling as close as humanly possible to his mama.  as he is my fourth, i am so much less in a hurry to know who he will be or to see him achieve each milestone... i just want to soak in every second of who he presently is.  i know each sigh, coo, and cry will only last such a short time and i don't want to miss any of it.

and he has my feet and toes.

behold, children are a gift of the Lord
the fruit of the womb is a reward.
like arrows in the hand of a warrior, 
so are the children of one's youth.
how blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; 
they will not be ashamed 
when they speak with their enemies in the gate. 
psalm 127:3-5


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