Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The gift you are to me

I mean it. How many mothers get a love note written in army men from their 12-year-old son? Honestly, I sure hope every mother does.  Dominic Boever.  You know the key to my heart.  You were playing in the other room and beckoned me to come in.  You were so proud of your note written in army men.  I wish I could have left it on the floor forever.  I am overly sentimental about the gifts my children give to me. I am not a hoarder of anything but the gifts they give to me.  Vianney writes me notes all day.  I can hardly stand to throw one away.  They put so much love into their gifts.  Rose colors pictures for me all day.  How can I ever throw away her masterpieces?  Lillie writes John and I notes each evening before she goes to bed.  How can I ever throw away her heartfelt thanks for all we did for her that day?

You are a wonderful and perfect gift to your father and me.  Thank you for all you do.  You are a key figure to the harmony in our home always making sure things are running smoothly.  I woke up yesterday from a nap to a sparkling kitchen with all the dishes done and put away.  I see everything you do.  We worked long and hard on math today together.  I thank you for your good attitude and your willingness to do problems over and over until we get them right.  You are such a good leader. 
I told my own mother this evening that I was blessed to have you sit by me and enjoy the fun job of feeding Kapaun baby food. We were both laughing at his shivering and gagging on the squash we were attempting to feed him.  I loved how much you delight in him. 

One of your most popular spots. 


  1. I just check in and read from time to time and lurk, and I just want to tell you that your blog is the absolute best. Gives me fuel to see another side to my children, and appreciate them while they are young. Thank you.

  2. I love your blog so much, it truly inspires me!

  3. this is a reflection of the relationship our Father longs to have with us. the notes, the pictures, the gratitude, the thanks, the "delight" (yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart). He has given you the desire of your heart, to be loved. how very blessed you are.

  4. You have a very sweet son! I see my little brothers doing things like this and love it. Everybody commenting here is right- you are so blessed and you're very wise to not take it for granted. :)
    13-year-old lover of My Child, I Love You

  5. Being a hoarder-of-art-mother to an art-machine-daughter I've resorted to taking pictures and plan on printing them out into a book when I get enough :) Just a thought!

  6. This is so lovely. You should be so proud of your beautiful children!