Thursday, May 14, 2009

Could it really be

two posts within the week?!?!

With Mother's Day just recently, I have been thinking about my kids. I know that they can sometimes be you have read in previous posts. But if you ask me if I would change them, I would have to say probably not. They are each so special in their own way. So, let me share some of what I have thought about...

The other day, on the phone, Delilah asked me if I cried when Tyler was named the student of the month. I didn't cry that time but told him how proud of him I was. There have been times when I look at his grades online and cry, not because they are bad, but because I am so proud of the young man he is growing up to be. It hasn't always been easy, there have been days he has made me cry for not so good reasons. But it is all a part of raising kids. I can't take back all the times I have messed up but seeing the man Tyler is becoming helps me to know that hard work and persistence pay off.

Jacob, oh Jacob, I love him but he is difficult. I have never seen anyone quite like him. He is so smart and sometimes too smart (with his mouth, that is). I haven't been able to find a type of discipline that he responds to. I have, however, found that he loves to feel like he is helping, so I give him little jobs to do to keep him focused. The other day I was straightening out his room and found this...

It says "The car is go to get gas" Not proper English but close enough.

It seems as though he went from not reading to reading in a day! He is writing sentences and reading books. I know he will out grow his mischievous behavior, it's just getting there that is the hard part!

Joshua holds an extra special part of my heart. When I was 12 weeks pregnant with him, they told me I had miscarried. After hours in the hospital ER, they finally sent me to labor and delivery where I asked them if they were going to make sure I had lost my baby before they went forward with the D&C. They did the ultra sound and there he was, his little heart still beating. When they told us we had lost him, we were devastated. It is unbelievable how much you can love someone you haven't even met yet. All this happened the same week we found out about Mandy having cancer. It was a very emotional time for all of us.

That brings us to Isaiah. I never thought I would talk Bill into another baby but he knew how much I wanted a little girl (and some where deep down so did he). Isaiah is my little "Curious George" always asking questions and getting into something he shouldn't. I wish we could get back the money for all the soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. that he has dumped down the drain or flushed down the toilet just to make bubbles! I got the call today that he has been excepted into preschool. I am not sure how I am going to handle having all of my kids in school next year.

Anyway, I had a nice Mother's Day with my husband and kids. I got coffee in bed, 4 homemade cards, a new pot set, and my favorite dinner made for me. And even though it doesn't always seem like it, I received the first of the best gifts of my life 14 years ago.

1 comment:

marcia said...

what an amazing post... God be with you always.