Tuesday, June 5, 2012
LJ has had so much blog time because...well...he's taken over our life! I wanted to spend a few moments giving you an update on my firstborn.
I love that word.
Sure he was born of another woman - and fifth born at that - but to me he's first. We've shared so much time, there is just this common "knowing". He is so tender and sweet and easy to please. When I ask him to do something his most common response is "Sure, I will, Mom!"
He is so much like me in his particularities and organization and his soft heart and compassion are so much like Ben's. Do you know who else he is like? Rebekah... They both share a contagious joy that just bubbles over their hearts.
I am so proud of this boy. I try to tell him every day.
Sure, I overhear him saying things like, "LJ, are you stomping your feet? What have I told you about that? Do you WANT to sit in time-out, again?" and I, routinely, have to remind him that mommy and daddy are the only parents in the house...but Ty loves his brother like no one else.
He is LJ's constant cheerleader - "You just went potty on the big potty? Good job, buddy! I'm so proud of you!" or "Mom! LJ just got his shoes on all by himself! Isn't that awesome?" Today, we were at the park and I overheard a mom telling another mom, "Did you see those boys kissing over there? So cute!" I turned, immediately, knowing they had to be talking about my boys. I smiled at Ty and said, "What are you guys doing?" Ty's response was, "Mom, LJ just needed a little kissy to cheer him up."
Sweetness drips like honey from my little Ty.
I had some quiet time with him after lunch and while we were playing, Ty, randomly said, "Mom. I love your green eyes."
God has given him a mind that never stops thinking, storing, and inquiring about the world around him. He notices EVERYTHING.
He is such an absolute gift and joy in our life and I'm not sure we would have survived the transition to four without him. I am in endless gratitude to God and Rebekah for not only giving this boy life, but for choosing us to be such a huge part of it.