Sunday, March 8, 2009

Things that make you go, "AWWWW"...

"I love you, Isabella!"

"I wuv you toooo, Mommy!" She started saying this this week. Her speech is becoming more clear and her sentences are getting longer. She is starting to tell stories and sing songs. She is such a blessing to us! All those months of pain and heartache and longing just melt away when I hear this!

We went to the IHRA races yesterday afternoon with Jake. My camera was dead!!!! My mom kept Bella for us. It was nice to spend some time with my little man. He made sure I was comfortable all afternoon. He would not take a pair of earphones from Jeff until he knew I had some, he wouldn't sit down in the only chair available until he asked me if I wanted it. They had a few floats go by on the side track that threw beads (it was the Mardi Gras nationals), and he made sure I caught enough and then offered me his best-looking beads. It was the SWEETEST thing to experience. This is the last year his age will be single digits! He will be 10 years old in Sept. and it has been such a blessing to witness him turning into such a young man. All those years of wondering if I was doing and teaching the right things and if he was listening and learning were answered yesterday. He is such a great kid and I am enjoying watching him grow into the man God is molding him to become. I am so privileged to be called Mom!

Have a good week!


  1. Of course you are doing a great job. Jake is such an awesome child. You'll need to tell me more about the race thing tomorrow.

  2. I've been meaning to tell you something...this reminded me. Last weekend when I was leaving your house, Jake was outside playing. He ran over to me, gave me a huge hug and said, "Bye Mrs. Terry!" It was the sweetest thing...especially since he's only met me one other time. Yes, you're doing an awesome job raising your children...I left hoping Tommy will be as polite and loving as Jake is.

  3. Ok I am late in getting here but I am here. :O)

    I am behind on blogs and bloggin myself.

    So glad that you are blogging more.


  4. Awwww! Those words do just melt the heart! :)