Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Children are a blessing...


So last night I was sitting at my table just after putting the boys to bed. I was, once again, scrolling through the blog looking at Jacob. I was reading his post on day 138 and the last thing he said was "have a great last day of May." Boy was that rough to read! So, my mind started to wonder, I could feel the build up of tears all week long and they just never came but then one tear fell....and you know what happens when one tear falls.....they all just come streaming down! So, Joshua hears me crying. He comes out of his room, and stands at the head chair and asks me what was wrong. I told him that I just missed "Jakey". Wanna know what he said?...he said "Mom, it's ok to be sad, I miss him too. But it won't be long until we see him again." Um, was that my 5 year old that just said that?!?! He curled into my lap, hugged me and comforted me with the Truth....just sit and take that in for a moment and be amazed at what God is doing in the life of my 5 year old. Wow.

Children are a blessing and a gift from the LORD. Psalm 127:3

AMEN!
Was I a mess. No...just sad. He totally understood that it was ok to miss Jacob and that Mommy was not discontent with the situation. He sees God's Hand in all this and that God is good and He loves us and knows what is best for us. It is beautiful to be a part of. It is beautiful to see God using Jacob to show his big brother's the love of our Heavenly Father....real Truth. Just...wow.

13 comments:

Emily said...

AMEN. :)

Destini said...

God is good all of the time...Isn't it amazing how He can show himself in the words of a 5 year old child? We often associate wisdom with age. I am beginning to think it is more to do with application of God's truth. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Awesome!

And the photo is fantastic, too!

The VW's said...

WOW!, is right! God is using Jacob's life to teach many valuable lessons! God Bless You!

Lauren said...

It's amazing how God uses Jacob's life for his glory. How beautiful that your son knows Jesus and knows the truth. God Bless you! I'm praying for your family, you have been such an inspiration to me. I admire your strength so much. Keep the faith, God is in control and He knows exactly what you need, when you need it. Praying for you :-)

Lauren

Julianne said...

Joshua is an amazing little man! He is so special and your whole family is too! I miss you all and I love you all tons! See you next month!!!! Hugs and kisses!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I need to remember that our kids can handle seeing us upset. I am always hiding my tears from the boys, I dont want them to wrry I guess about me or their brother, but they can handle it, and are wiser than I give them credit about the truth.

Anonymous said...

Now I have tears coming down my face. What beautiful boys you have....

petebon5 said...

aww! that's so sweet! wow all of that from just a 5YO handsome lil dude!

Dolly said...

Wow about sums it up...

knuts2knit said...

How amazing and sweet. Gorgeous photo. You know my favorite part? The band-aid :) It's so natural .. and boyish. . .so real.
We have a photo of our son that we took in a studio. . he was about 3 years old. . .bare foot look. . we didn't realize until later that he had a Blue's Clues band aid on his toe. It's one of my favorite pictures. I'm sure why. It's one of those things that is hard to put into words. I guess you now know that you have a wonderful (though very short) therapist right in the next room :) What an amazing little boy-
((HUGS)) to you all. .
Ellen in Ohio

Angie said...

you nailed it. they are god's best gift to us, and sometimes his loudest mouthpiece. i love it!

So Blessed said...

"the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these..."

so innocent and so sincere...

this post blessed me.

with my continued prayers.