Frogs and snails and all the Wonderful Things Little Boys are Made of

5 Jul

With an extra goodnight kiss he will roll over and easily fall asleep just like most nights. I will retreat upstairs and watch the clock and time will pass all too quickly. I will sit and think of precious thoughts like sweet baby breath on my neck, those far too early mornings rocking a well fed baby watching the sun rise, and that one book I read 3,000 times…..and I will think how I would give anything to just do that one more time.

Babies don’t keep and neither do kids.  The years fly by, one quicker than the next and in the busyness you all of sudden think, “we are here, already?”.

I smile thinking of those first moments and years.

Tonight, in this dark room, I think of how he is now…smart and handsome as his daddy. Persistent, hard working, and loyal, character traits well beyond his years. He is a saver and a planner, so much so that his life is already planned.  He is funny and goofy and his laugh brightens a room faster than the summer sun. He is brave even when he doesn’t feel it and he is always observing on how he can be his very best. He is kind, thoughtful, and tender hearted to those who are hurting or lacking. He would give you his meal, his favorite toy, or the shoes on his feet-he sure teaches me what it means to have a servant’s heart.  He loves Jesus, soccer, chicken kabobs, chocolate fudge ice cream, his hero-daddy, his big sister’s, Ninja Turtles, but right now mostly his mama. 

He is getting so tall but he still fits in all the crooks and spaces of my lap and even though these snuggles are getting far and few between when he finds me he knows it is all his. His sweet head resting on my shoulder I close my eyes as I rest my head against his,breathing in the sweet smell of little boy. Fleeting but lost in the moment for this will soon be just a tender memory.

 Tonight as the clock quickly finds its way around a sweet little boy is dreaming sweet thoughts of presents and cake. For when he awakes he will be 7.

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~


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9 Responses to “Frogs and snails and all the Wonderful Things Little Boys are Made of”

  1. Karl D Rhoads July 6, 2014 at 7:39 am #

    Awww. There you go bringing a tear to my eye again. 🙂 Wonderful post.

  2. codycasswells July 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Love it – my little man is only one and I already miss the baby moments. They do go by way to quickly.

    Enjoy every second

    • Rebecca July 7, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

      Thank you, my friend! It is all so special and I am really soaking it all in especially since he is my last “baby”.

  3. wsforchrist July 7, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Enjoyed your touching post. I am a grandma, and while I do not love my grandson more than I loved my own children, I am more relaxed, and I am enjoying and appreciating each and every stage of his life. When my own children were growing up, I was always in a hurry to quick clean up the house, or quick make the evening meal before my husband got home. If I had it to do all over again, I would have settled for McDonald’s more often and spent more time appreciating my children.

  4. Jenny July 9, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    I enjoyed this post. I also have a son who is growing too quickly. It’s good to be reminded that time does not stand still. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

  5. Rhonda Sittig July 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    Love this tender post– My 4 children are all grown and it’s different sort of joy they bring. But I would love to relive a day with my boys around 7 years old. So good to read how you are savoring it and know that it is fleeting…

    • Rebecca July 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

      Thank you so much! Thanks for visiting! Many Blessings to you.

  6. Rebeca Jones July 21, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    I missed this one when you posted it, so I’m sorry for the lateness of my comment. 🙂 I just wanted to tell you that I love this!! Every mama’s heart, I think, can relate. The time is so very short, we must wring as much love and joy out of every moment. Your son sounds like a wonderful boy–a blessing to be sure. Lovely, lovely post, Rebecca!

    • Rebecca July 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

      Thank you, my friend! I am always blessed by your sweet words. I knew you would understand my mama heart 🙂

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