Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thankful: What I Love

So the plan was to do one post each day leading up to Thanksgiving about each of my children and what I love about them. But since this was a CRAZY week it didn't happen. So now I'm going to lump them together in one big post. Here it goes......

B is getting so big. In one week we will be celebrating his 9th birthday and I can't believe it. I can barely contain my excitement about his big birthday surprise!!! More on that next week. I love B's sensitive heart and his amazing discernment. I love how he is such a great big brother. He is especially helpful with Hannah. I love how even though he is getting older he still will play with "little kid" things to make his sisters happy. I love that he can put together a Lego set in no time. I love that he gets so passionate about things. I love that he literally could stay up all night reading. I have found him asleep with a book numerous times. I love that right now he is so into learning about the World Wars and how he can't wait to see my Grandpa at Thanksgiving and Christmas to ask him questions. I have a feeling B is going to talk his ear off but I also think my grandpa will be happy to see him so interested. I love that B loves cleaning the kitchen and unloading the dishwasher. Now I just need one to love doing the laundry and I'll be set.

Then there is L. I love her "I will not give up" attitude. I love her curly, blond hair. I love her dimples. I love her "excited" smile and laugh. I love how she makes me laugh. I love how she loves to do girly things like paint her fingernails but then will turn around and play sword fighting with her brother. Have you ever seen a little girl in a cute dress with a pink bow in her hair go looking for frogs with the boys? I have!!! I love her fearless self. Although this trait has taken many years off of my life. Like when my little girl flies down our big hill on her bike...just a week after she learned to ride with no training wheels! I love her love for adventure.

I believe this picture says it all. How could you not love those cute cheeks and big blue eyes. I love that H makes me laugh on an hourly basis. I love that when she gets tired she gets slap happy and is even more hilarious. And I would never admit that I have let her stay up late just for the pure entertainment of it. I love how she loves animals and has no fear of them. A person she doesn't know will produce instant tears but a huge dog she doesn't know will produce instant smiles. I love how she absolutely adores her big brother. They have such a special bond. I love her new found opinion even though at times it can be exhausting. I love how she dances to any song in her own unique way. This is usually how she makes me laugh on that hourly basis.
I feel very blessed with such a great husband and these three kids. J and I hope that God has many more of these little blessings in our future but right now we're thankful for the three we have and we are going to continue to enjoy them.
But most of all I'm thankful for the salvation, joy, peace, and love given to us by a Wonderful, Counselor, Healer, Deliverer, and Messiah.

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