Friday, November 12, 2010

These moments

Yesterday we were in Target when Garrison started singing the alphabet song.  He's so cute when he sings it.  He does really good until he gets to "g" he says "j" and gets all messed up.  Sometimes he'll stop singing and other times he'll say a few letters until xyz and then he sings the end.  Yesterday while we were shopping instead of singing "next time won't you sing with me" he said, "next time won't you sing with your Garrison."  It was so cute.

I love those cute, unexpected moments.  The ones where Garrison comes to me and says, "Mom, missed you" when I've been in another room.  Or when he says, "Mom, me need you."  Or when he squats down, holds his hands out and says, "come here, Babbers" (a name I call Josiah often) as Josiah walks to him.  I love after that when they fall over and both start giggling. 

I love those moments where Garrison and Josiah are on the floor wrestling with each other and are giggling so hard it's hard for them to move.  I love the moments at night when Josiah leans over and Garrison gives him a good night kiss.  I love the moments when the boys will share their food with each other.  I love the moments when Garrison says, "Me like Siah (Josiah)."  I love the moments where Josiah comes up to me whenever I have food and grunts until I give him some.  I love that I am living one of my dreams by staying home and experiencing these moments with my boys.  I love that I get to tell Thomas at night all the fun things the boys did and that it's not someone else telling me all the fun things they did.

I love these moments.  They help me get through the days when Garrison decides he will just walk up to Josiah and push him over when Josiah is trying so hard to walk.  Or when Garrison and Josiah can't seem to be in the same room as each other without fighting.  Or when Josiah decides he'd rather not get a diaper change and I work up a sweat just trying to accomplish the task.  Or when Satan says, "Sarah, you're not doing a very good job.  See your boys aren't even behaving the way you're trying to teach them." 

I love these moments.  There God's way of showing me that I am a good mom. I'm doing what I've been called to do.  I am an imperfect parent trying to raise imperfect children and needing God's help every step of the way.

 I love these moments.  I love these boys.  I love these days.   


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