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August 12, 2010

Kids say (and sing) the darnedest things

When the boys were little, two or three years old, we had this unbelievably wonderful sitter. She was a God-send. No really. She was without a doubt, sent to us by God. I loved her. She and I became real, true friends. The boys liked adored worshipped her. She was warm, fun, loving and faith-filled. And she was nothing if not adventurous. We miss her. Truly.

I learned so much from this beautiful mother of four. Kids were her business and she was very good at it. She started for me one of my most favorite things. A simple memo book. The kind with empty, lined pages in it. In this book she and I wrote the things we heard the boys say. I was working at the time and I hated missing all of the wonderful things that happen daily when children are this age. The book not only remedied this problem but also created an heirloom I’ll treasure forever.  I ran across it a couple of weeks ago and it filled my home with laughter and tears all at the same time. I’ll share with you some of the priceless gems.

Blake sings: I come from Bala-ama with a band-aid on my knee.

Oh, what I wouldn’t do to hear that little voice sing that again!

Blake to Cade: How many times did I tol’ you, Bubba? You is da kitty!  Cade’s response: Moo.

Cade: Hey! I saw something! Blake (disappointed): I didn’t saw any somethings.

Oh me! I can just see that sweet, frowny face now.

There are more. I could go on for days. I’d love to share with you just how cute my little cuties are. Typical mom. I won’t apologize. =) But my message is this: get a book. Write it down. Oh, believe me, I know better than most how easy it is to get caught up in life and forget to record it. You didn’t miss it. You soaked it in and you think you’ll remember it forever. But you might not. Running across this book and sharing it with my boys was another great memory made. Maybe I should write it down.

post script: I just discovered rediscovered that my little memory book has a beautiful verse on the cover: “…he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” 2 Corinthians 9:6  Well. That’s kinda perfect.

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