Monday, August 25, 2008
One of Those Moments
Adam is my little angel. He's also a little crazy. He's a little grumpy. He's very persistent. He's a leader. He's one of the reason's I smile everyday, and today was no different.
Tonight I wasn't home, when Andy put Adam to bed. I ran out to get some last minute supplies for playgroup, this week. When I got home, Adam was waiting for me. Not wanting to sleep. Crying. And, in his words, "sad because you (I) were in your car."
AKA- "I am a momma's boy and I need you to put me to bed!"
I'm ok with this scenario.
So, I take him into bed, allow him to take two books to bed with him, "tuck,tuck" him in, kiss him on the forehead and attempt to walk away from him, when I hear:
A: "Mommy, mommy, moooommmmy," in a very faint and sweet voice.
Me: "Yes, love?"
A: "Mommy, daddy didn't pray with me. Pray please?"
Me: "Ok, what do you want to pray about?"
A: "Poison Ivy!" (Adam and daddy both have poison ivy. Adam's is MUCH less worse than daddy's, but he's still itchy and not feeling well from it- but really, this is another story!!)
So we pray about the poison ivy, we pray for our playdate with Kayla tomorrow, we prayed for Mommy, Daddy, and Matthew; we prayed for the nice weather and thanked God for the beautiful blue sky, and then we prayed for a smooth week, and no wet underwear! (It was a long prayer, I know)
A: "Thank you, Mommy. I love you."
AND then it happened, the moment. He looked so sweet, so angelic, so pure. He opened his eyes, his wide green eyes, and looked straight into my eyes. We held our gaze, for what seemed like hours, and I felt a bond with my son that I have never felt before.
I broke the gaze, by saying:
Me: "Adam, you mean the world to me. I am so glad you're my little boy."
Adam: "I like living with you too, mommy... I'll see kayla tomorrow, right?"
Me: "Yes, Bubba. G'night"
A: "G'night, sleep tight!"
I love those moments. I could see right into the soul of my son. His sweet tenderness, his innocence, it was all there just wanting and waiting for me to consume it. And, I did. All of it!