Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wonderful Mom Moments

Anders is really sick today with a bad cold and constantly running nose. He is a tough kid so you know it is bad when he breaks down crying because his runny nose hurts and his eyes are watering non-stop. I put him down for his nap at his usual time, but he woke up an hour earlier than he usually does. I went in and gave him a little bit of water and then told him he needed to go back to sleep. I didn't hear anything from the living room for an hour. I just walked past his room to get something from the kitchen and saw/heard him playing with a toy in his crib. For some reason this sight filled my heart with so much joy! How could it not fill my heart with warmth that my sick little boy wanted to make his mom happy by staying quiet for an hour in his crib even though he couldn't fall back asleep? He is so amazing! It is millions of little moments like these that make being a mom so wonderful.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Anders' Birthday Presents to Me

1. It was fast and testimony meeting at church today. I got up to bear my testimony. Next thing I know, Anders is coming up on stage with a shy smile and arms folded. When I finish my testimony and go back down to sit with David, he said that Anders had asked, "Testimony with Momma?". I didn't know he knew what a testimony was.

2. We got home from church and Anders wanted a snack. He asked for some chips. I gave him a few. He asked for some more. I told him after he finished the few more chips, he could have a little bit of Gatorade and then it was time for a nap. David helped him with the Gatorade while I was checking messages on my phone. About 5 minutes later David asked where Anders was. He had put himself down for a nap. What?! Amazing. He is such a great little guy. I am so lucky to be his Mom.