Thursday, December 22, 2011

Like Buzz & Woody

My sweet, funny boy!
Sometimes I get to spend time with each child seperately, which is really important, and today it was with Jacob. The other two were spending some much needed time with their Daddy! (Today is Caleb's birthday, and he wanted to go squirrel that was Daddy's area of interest! Another post to come about his bday.) I had some Christmas shopping to finish and also had to get food for a birthday party! I had to face the dreaded store of Wal-Mart AND Sam's...which I might add were not as bad as they could have been, but still more people that I like to deal with! Jacob was SOOO good! Funny how they each behave better when they're by themselves. :) He sat in the buggy, held my list, talked the entire time, sang Christmas songs, and wish everybody we passed a Merry Christmas! A lady behind us in the checkout line commented how happy he seemed singing his songs, and I replied to her, "well, we're trying to spread some Christmas cheer since no one else in the store seemed to be enjoying themselves."

Side note: I don't really understand why we do all that we do during this time of year if we're not going to enjoy it. Why buy people gifts, go to parties/family gatherings, fix food, bake goodies, etc. if you can't do it with a cheerful attitude?? 2 Corinthians 9:7 says, "So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver."

So, as hard as it was to smile and be happy amongest all the people in the stores, we did and tried to do it with the right attitude. With Jacob though, it's easy to laugh...he says and does the funniest things, and also the sweetest! As I was buckeling him in his car seat he looked at me with the sweetest expression on his face and said, "Mommy, you're my best friend." (YES, the tears started flowing!) I asked him, "I thought the boys were your best friends?" And then he said another tear jerker, "your my favorite!" I just sat there and cried! That was some of the most precious words I could ever hear. For those that really know Jacob know how sweet and rotten he can be all at the same time....this was a sweet moment! :) I just thought how blessed I am to have 3 handsome little boys that really do love me back. It makes all the hard times and long days of being home with them all worth it when you hear your child say those sweet things to you! I really do love being their mom and being able to spend time with them. Jacob loves to play Buzz and Woody,(he says he's Buzz Light--LOL--and I'm Woody) so I've been telling him that were best friends like Buzz and Woody! Then he'll shoot me with his pretend light beam! :) I love the adventures we have with 3 boys in the house!
I pray that the Lord will always keep us close and remind me daily to just have fun with them and enjoy these precious moments. I'm their mother, but I can also be their good friend "Woody"!

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