Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Precious Moments

Stephen is adding words to his vocabulary daily, but he is at the point where sometimes the easiest thing to do is to take Mama by the hand (or clothing) and lead her to where he wants to go. He is generally very sweet and non-demanding about this leading, which makes him pretty irresistible to the aforementioned Mama.

This afternoon, a good bit after nap time, Stephen led me out of the kitchen. He led me down the hall and into the boys' room, where he took me by the hand and walked me over to his toddler bed. I sat down on the floor beside his bed, and he climbed onto the bed. He got his favorite blankets and cuddled up in my waiting arms. After a bit, he sat up and played for a while. Then he cuddled some more. And so we spent 15 minutes or longer, just being together... sometimes playing, sometimes cuddling.

How precious to me that this darling little boy (who turns two a week from today) likes to just BE with me. He didn't have an agenda; he was just a bit tired and wanted to play and relax. And he wanted to do it with me. I am honored and blessed beyond words.

5 comments:

Wayne and Genene said...

Moments to treasure in your heart. Thanks for sharing this one with us.

TAB said...

Oh, so sweet! Makes me ralize that I do not take enough time to let my babies "lead me" to cuddle/play time. I need to be more willing to just stop what I'm doing and let my arms surround them!

TAB said...

BTW, I am having a hard time getting your kiddos straight in my head. I know for sure Davy (Davey?) and Barak. I remember them as wee tykes at camp. I also know for sure Ellie and Stephen. I know that you have a 4th boy after Ellie? but do NOT have a clue what his name is. And you have two other girls, Kate and Grace and I think Grace is the youngest???? of the girls. Please help set me straight.

Jessie said...

So sweet. I love moments like that with my boys.

Eryn said...

that is precious. autumn is the same way. with the leading of the hand somewhere she wants to go. and she loves to go get her favorite blanket and just be held. she is so snuggly. we are loving it.