Friday, June 02, 2006

Lil Boy



He smiles, I smile. I look at him and see such innocence. His mind is as unsoiled as the water flowing over the rocks through a mountain stream. Fresh and clean. We sit and I read the letter “E” book to him from his Elmo book series. Well, halfway through he get’s restless: “Mommy, let’s watch Mon-ter Ink” (that's the movie Monster's, Inc. for those of you without lil ones). I oblige, happy to be his concierge, happy to be in his presence and if for no other than this moment, happy to be HIS mommy. Out of all of the Mommy’s in the world, God picked ME to be the one to raise, shelter, hold, protect, love, discipline, teach and watch-over this little boy. I am blessed.

When I am hating my job and HATING what I CAN’T do, and hating my limitations (some self imposed I’m sure), it is moments like this that breathe happiness into my frumpiness. While we were in Atlanta, one night we were getting ready to put him to bed and I said “Hey, you ready to go nite-nite?” He looked at me and said (with the cutest, most innocent look) “Mommy, I bin sleeping all DAY, and when he said it he held his hands out with his palms up and dropped them as he made his definitive statement . I just laughed and laughed…….



In those moments I know that I am blessed and all of the things I fuss about are not important…….the moment…..the emotion……the love is what is important. Isn’t that what God really wants us to feel anyway? The love?

Peace

7 comments:

Delaleuverses said...

Awwwwwwwww...such a cute angel you have and the story about him is too sweet. Yes, they are blessings from above.

JoJo D. said...

Precious baby. Precious baby.

YouToldHarpoTaBeatMe said...

Wook at da wittle boobooooo. He's precious, Gruuv. He has one of those little faces that makes it hard to get angry with.

chele said...

Let's hear it for the LOVE!

Your baby is precious!

Robyn said...

@all ya'll:You know...it's so funny that life has a way of drawing you back to the "reality" that no one is promised tomorrow so we'd BETTA be happier and more THANKFUL about today! LOL I look in my son's eyes and see such promise and get scared that when I leave him at daycare, maybe "something" could happen to him or hwen I leave, "something" could happen to me, that's why at days end, I PRAISE him and thank God for giving me another day to be his mother :-) Thank you guys for the sweet compliments and YES, that lil face (especially when the bottom lip is turned upside down AND is poked out), makes it haaaaaaaard sometimes to get on him for stuff! LOL

Luke Cage said...

Handsome young man miss Gruuv. You've done very well grasshoppa... (martial arts gongggg)

TRUTHZ said...

he is freakin gorgeous!!!!