first words…

September 16, 2010

we all know them.  we all love to hear them.  not just the mama and dada and baba… the ones that continue  to come along as our littles babes grow and learn.  when they use a word and actually understand what they just said or even use a larger word correctly, I know.  I remember.  gabrielle has been using ‘actually’ correctly for a while now.  and dawson just told me today that ‘he realized he was capable’ of something.  I was impressed more with his choice of words than the thing that he just ‘realized he was capable’ of.  but as the hectic day of school was changing into the hectic night of extracurricular activities I heard a new word that melted my heart and brought tears to my eyes.  a small, but wonderful word that was used in complete correct context.  a tiny little word that I have heard from so many people and yet it never ment as much as it did tonight.

I had just gotten cole set at the table with his supper and his helper and his drink.  gabrielle was all ready skipping her sweet little first grader self to the van to leave for cheerleading and I was backing out the door still listing off instructions as I think I must do all the time.  cole kept looking at me, kind of over  his shoulder and I could tell he wanted to say something.  now, please remember that he is 13, has very limited speech and trying to figure out what he might want to say will make me 15 minutes late to the little team of cheerleaders that are awaiting instruction.  I was backing out and he said, ‘wait’ and put his arms up in the air… this means that he needs a hug before you go.  he’s a big hugger and does this to almost everyone.  I gave him a hug and started backing out and again and he called ‘WAIT’ a little louder.  know he can easily got caught up in these little toddler games and as I’ve said, I need to be moving along.  I just ask what and stay where I am and wait… he looks at me…  for a bit… and then he says, ‘miss’.  … … … as in I’m going to miss you. … … …  I came back in and gave him a big hug and a kiss and then had to go.  I was so blessed and so cheered to hear that small, simple word.  a first word that I will remember for a very long time.

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3 Responses to “first words…”

  1. Megan said

    That is so sweet. I bet your heart was melting! Love the picture, too. 🙂

  2. Angela said

    TEARS!!! Love it!

  3. Jennifer said

    LOVE this!! So sweet, along with the presentation story…I just want to squeeze him! 🙂

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