Monday, July 31, 2006

The Sweetest Sound

This past Thursday (June 28th), during a routine diaper change Ian was gifting me with one of his newest discoveries - laughing! He's been laughing for a few weeks now, which is one of the most awesome things ever! But this day was beyond incredible! - He started laughing while I was talking to him so of course I started laughing back and giving him my best comedic material. What continued for the next 10-15 minutes was absolutely the sweetest sound I've ever heard...my son laughing and giggling hysterically. He had me laughing so hard my tummy was sore. The moments were pure elation!!
...but what followed was heart-wrenching pain. In the middle of my joy I was struck by the reminder of having to return to my teaching job in a few short weeks. I began to just sob! I know it seems so silly, but the thought of missing any moment like that seems unbearable. He's so amazing!!! If you would keep me in your in prayers - that God would fill me with His peace and strength as I go back to my kiddos at school.
I praise God for such a blessing! He's so happy and healthy and loving! The greatest gift!
Psalms 127:3 "Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing! What I would give for brief moment to be you! You are truly blessed. I'm honored to share life with such an amazing family.

"To Love Another Person, Is To See The Face Of God."

-Uncle Nathan

Heidi said...

Awwww...I can't wait! Please know that I am praying for you daily. I can't imagine how hard it will be, but we are also filled with promises that God will not give us more than we can handle...even if what we can handle isn't always the easiest! You can call anytime and cry on my shoulder!!

Lori said...

I'm with Nathan....Amazing is right! You are blessed!

It will be hard going back to school and you will continually be in my prayers. Remember you have great babysitters!

I love you!

Aunt Lori