Friday, June 19, 2009

terms of endearment

Josiah is quite possibly the sweetest boy ever (well, unless he's running low on sleep, but we won't talk about that today). His little heart is just so full of love, and he constantly hugs and kisses and squeezes and nuzzles and says sweet things to prove it.

But my favorite thing is when he gets right up in my face and says, "Mama? You're my boy."

I'm not sure if we started saying that him as a way to love on him, or if he thought it up himself. But it just melts my heart every time.

And now that he knows how much we love it, he doesn't want to leave anyone out. So every time he says someone is his boy, he goes on and on and on about all his boys.

"Daddy, you're my boy. And mommy's my boy, and Gracie's my boy, and B-elle's my boy, and Dramma Tarla's my boy, and Trista's my boy..."

But my favorite EVER was the other day when he said, "Mommy....Dod's (God's) my boy. Dod's my FAVORITE boy!" and today he added that God "loves to hug me! and Dod loves to kiss me too!"

I know I don't have this parenting thing totally figured out. Not by a long shot. But I DO know that if my kids grow up understanding the love that God has for them, and wanting to reciprocate that love, I've done pretty well.

So Siah, keep on lovin. Keep on lovin God. Because you're right. He DOES love to hug and kiss you. And He does it in lots of ways. And one of those ways is through your mommy and daddy who think you're the best. :)


Rachel said...

that sweet little J-man!

Corinne Doughan said...

(wiping a happy tear from my eye) that's so sweet.

FYI: Has he ever seen the movie "Bolt"? Jackson watched it recently and now says, "you're my good boy" when I'm Bolt (the dog) and he's Penny (the dog's owner). If you haven't seen it, it's a cute movie.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwww -- that little Josiah is so sweet! Tell him that Barbie loves him lots!!