Saturday, May 10, 2008

In light of Mother's Day...

I must say in light of Mother's Day that there is nothing in this world that brings me quite as much joy as a mother as watching my boys discover this world. The joy that it brings to them brings laughter and smiles to my life, making me see the world in a new light. A child's eyes are wonderful things. They find joy in such obscure places. But when they do, it makes me stop, listen, and find joy in the very things I have previously neglected, ignored and seen as mundane. I thank the Lord for giving me these boys to open my eyes again to the warmth of a smile, and bringing bubbling laughter at the "mundane" into my life. Mason is smiling now. He has been for a couple of weeks. But oddly it seems that the rest of the world disappears when he wakes up in the morning, looks at me and bursts into a huge smile of recognition and love. It truly makes my day. And watching him interact with Grant makes me feel like my heart is smiling - do you know that feeling? When such joy wells up within you that your entire chest feels like its smiling? Its a wonderful feeling. Grant is into everything as usual. He loves to laugh, and he loves to play with his dog. Somehow it never gets old to hear his boistrous giggle, which is heard at the end of this video. I wish I could have gotten him on tape a few moments before I pulled out the camera. He was laughing so hard (and so were we) that we were all crying. He brings such joy into our home. (Sorry about the mess the house is in - we were still in the midst of unpacking). Thank you, Lord, for the gift of motherhood. I find such joy in my boys, and because of them, will never be the same.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grant and Mason are too cute. Mason's dimples are absolutely adorable! I also like the new digs and updated blog. :) Lisa

MostHolyRev said...

The video is priceless. Grant certainly is a happy child. The fun was quite entertaining. Mason's dimples show. How sad that he is changing so much since I saw him last. Can't wait until June 8!