Friday, January 23, 2009

5 Months of Pure Sweetness. . .


I do not know what else to say except that you are a joy to us, a pure, sweet, gentle joy.

You are peace to this tired mother's soul. At the end of the day when I am completely spent and have given all that I have to give, I pick you up and hold you in my lap, and your smile fills me up once more. And, sometimes during the day when I have much too much going on around me ~ a scuffle, a few loud voices talking, a meal in the process, a bottom needing wiped, a boo boo needing kissed, crayons scattered and falling to the floor, papers covering the table, a room so full of toys that I cannot even walk, a cell phone ringing, a timer going off (now what was that for?), baskets of laundry waiting by the steps, a dog waiting patiently by the door, a stinky diaper walking around spreading its scent and beckoning me to change it, then in the midst of it all I hear your little cry. And, I think to myself, "This is too much! I can not handle all of this! Can it be time to nurse the baby again??!! I am overstimulated, and in over my head! Help me, dear Lord!"

But, then I walk into the room look down into your crib, your crying stops immediately, and you smile up at me so sweetly, so tenderly that I can't help but relax and smile back. You are happy to see me, and that makes my heart sing! You are peace to me, and I love you more than you'll ever know.

I have taken several pics of you this month that I love. . . Here is one taken after church one Sunday. You are wearing an outfit that your sweet Deana B picked out just for you! Don't you look like a little man in it. . .



All of your brothers adore you, but this one is absolutely wholeheartedly taken with you. He thinks about you all the time, loves to hold you, and he can make you smile and giggle like no one else!! If I am crazy busy and I hear your sweet cry, but there is no way that I can get to you at that moment, then I send JCT in to talk to you and keep you company until I can get there. And, you know what, he loves to do it!! He runs to your crib, stands on the side of it, and talks to you in the sweetest little voice! He loves you. He tells me that you are his baby.

I especially love this one. . .


And, now two more pics of you in my favorite winter tabogon!! You are the fourth little one to wear it, and I think I love it more each time around!!! Look at your sweet little lips!!! I could eat you up!


I am crazy about you little man!!!

13 comments:

Tara said...

So precious. Is he your only son to have brown eyes? I have two brown-eyed boys, and I love how they sparkle!

bree said...

it is so great to read and see these precious times:) My hubby and I are expecting our fourth boy and I am so excited! Yes, everyone just "knew" this one was going to be a girl, especially since the first three are all a year and a half apart from one another (3 boys ages 3 and under!) This precious little man is joining his brothers 5 years after our youngest:) What a blessing! I continue to say how the Lord knows exactly who He wants here:) God bless all of you!

in a world surrounded by men said...

What is really funny is that my #2 and my #4 boys have that "special" bond too. They are nuts about each other and none of the others have been this way about each other.

So sweet.

JMom said...

How can it be that he is already this old!?!

I'll be seeing your sweet friend this afternoon at recital. LOVE her...love that we get to be involved in her ministry!

Sammy said...

Beautiful pictures, and also a beautiful piece of writing, Erin.

He's a real cutie-pie. My little guy has just started smiling and I can't believe how amazing it is.

I think of your advice about sleeping all the time and have really been helped by it. It's still hard, but it's definitely getting better. Thank you!

Jill said...

He is so handsome. Isn't it amazing how quickly the time goes. It really seems like just yesterday that my son was that little and yet he will be 12 in March.

FaceforGrace said...

That is the cutest little picture I've ever seen! Wow...5 months already...it's incredible how fast time goes!

Missy said...

You are a very blessed woman....

Stacy said...

What beautiful eyes! You have a wonderful family.

Sarah said...

Erin, what a sugar! I read your blog all the time and just love it. It looks like our boys are about 3 days apart. Sawyer was born on August 26th. I too am cherishing every moment as we feel he may be our last baby (Lord willing of course:)).
Sarah

Katina said...

He is sooo cute!!! I love the hat pictures!

Mandey said...

beautiful pics of a handsome little man!

Monkey Momma said...

There are few little ones in this world that I consider almost as cute as my Monkey, but I must say...this little comes pretty darn close ;-)

He's really beautiful Erin.

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