the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard…

May 9, 2010

on a morning when I’d rather not get up I was mightily blessed.  it was about 7:15 this morning.  I could hear cole calling from his room.  I tried to push brian out of bed so he could go get cole, but he wasn’t really moving.  I laid there a few more minutes wondering  if I should keep trying to wake brian or if I should just let him sleep and go get cole myself…  I decided I’d go.

I crawled in bed with cole and got under the covers.  this is and always has been one of my very favorite times with him.  he’s very friendly in the morning when he wakes up on his own.  he likes to talk about things and stretch and just kind of hang out.  he always was our morning sleeper.  a quality that brian and I both love in a child as we are morning sleepers too.  anyway, the first thing he said was ‘morning’, a rather new thing to say for him, a new word in his growing repertoire.  then he said ‘happy mother’s day’. … … … all on  his own.  no prompting.  I didn’t even know he could  say that.  it just melted my heart.  it seriously was the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard.  of course he saw how excited I was and he kept saying it.  he’s been saying it all day.  a very welcome blessing on this bittersweet holiday.  something more than I would have asked for or expected.  the best mother’s day gift I’ve ever received.  it may seem small to you,  but remember that cole is 12. … 12! …  he has never said happy anything to anyone in his life without specific instruction.  it’s kind of like hearing ‘mama’ for the first time, the first deliberate, arms reaching for you, ‘mama’.  it really got the day started off on the right foot.  thank you God for little kisses along the way to help heal the broken-hearted…

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, … to him be the glory … for ever and ever!  Ephesians 3:20-21

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One Response to “the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard…”

  1. Megan said

    How wonderful! So glad you had a good day! I was thinking about you.

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