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.
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,charis
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.