Although Jay’s 6th birthday was on Wednesday, I’m dedicating this week’s Gratitude Sunday post to him, just as I did for my daughter on her birthday.
Jay is quite a character. He has so much enthusiasm for life and a great sense of humor. But he has a very sweet and sensitive side too. Consider this conversation we had over the holidays.
Jay: The heart is the most important organ in your body right?
Me: Right (through a mouthful of food). I was just getting ready to add, “It pumps all the blood through your whole body,” but before I could say it, he said…
Jay: That’s because your heart is where you feel love.
Which of course, made my heart practically explode with love.
Quotes on Gratitude for Sons
“[Sons] are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” — Jess Lair
“Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here for an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of life.” — Maureen Hawkins
“Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone
Reasons I am grateful for Jay
- He says things that are so funny, but somehow wise at the same time.
- He is not shy about expressing himself or talking to people, even when he’s just met them.
- I wouldn’t call him “still waters,” given how much he runs around, but he IS a deep thinker.
- When we snuggle at bedtime, he still puts his head on the same spot on my shoulder that he did as an infant.
- Speaking of snuggles, he is a VERY snuggly boy, which I love.
- He loves reading AND math, and especially loves school.
- He adores and looks up to his big sister, and although they argue, he lets her know how much he loves and appreciates her.
- He reminds me of my father with his “big personality,” as one of his teachers called it.
- He loves his family and friends, but he is very independent. He can entertain himself for long periods of time.
- He is very imaginative, especially when it comes to building things with Tinker Toys, Legos and other toys. His building is his “art.”
What are you grateful for this week?Categories: Birthdays, Family, Gratitude Sunday · Tags: Birthdays, Family, Gratitude, Gratitude Sunday, Julie Hedlund, Writer