Saturday, February 9, 2008
"You are beautiful, too."
As many of you know, I am the mother of four boys...two through the miracle of adoption, and two through the miracle of birth. Their ages range from 13 to 4 months, and as you can well imagine, there is never a dull moment in our house! Today we were watching the Food Network (why, I don't know) and Giada De Laurentiis was at a dessert expo in Las Vegas. I commented about how pretty she was when she flashed her charming smile after chowing down on some gelato. My oldest son, Jonathan, who doesn't show too much emotion about anything, but especially not about me, stopped what he was doing and said, "You are beautiful, too, Mom." Well, when I found my voice again and blinked away the tears, I thanked him and told him how much that meant to me (especially since I was still in my pj's at dinner time and had been nursing a sick baby all day!). It's those brief glimpses of care and concern for others in my boys that really warm my heart and let me know that we are doing something good as parents. Thank you, Lord, for giving me some kudos today! (Note: This picture of Jonathan was taken on our recent Florida vacation. We visited a petting farm and Jonathan really enjoyed chasing the chickens and ducks and picking them up!)