11.10.2008

Just when you thought...

Just when you thought it didn't get any cuter than that hiney in those Halloween leggings...just when I thought I couldn't be prouder of my little guy than I am...just when I thought I had maxed out on my love for him, here comes a story like this one:
I fixed chili for dinner tonight (irrelevant, but you know me). Gilbert had taken Cole over to his seat and I brought over his bowl, as well as a hot dog that I'd cut up for him. Gilbert was fixing his own bowl while I got Cole situated. Cole started saying, "Mom, pray? Pray, Mom?" It took me a minute to figure out what he was saying, but when I saw his hands folded, I got the idea. I told him to hang on and when the three of us sat down, we'd pray. He agreed, but he kept sitting there with his hands folded, so I asked Gilbert to come over so we could go ahead and pray. I expected Gilbert to come over and lead the prayer as usual, but instead he asked Cole if he wanted to pray. Cole agreed. I thought he'd sit there without saying anything, but I was wrong. As soon as we bowed our heads, this is what we heard: "God, [jibberish] food, [jibberish] hot dog, [more jibberish]." Then he lifted his head and grinned. I couldn't believe it. It was the sweetest thing I think I've ever heard, and trust me, living with this child, I've heard lots of sweet things. But I think this tops it. It's like I told Gilbert--each day I can't imagine that I'll be more shocked at his big boy-hood than I was the day before, but somehow I am. It's amazing.

8 comments:

Zio Randy said...

That's pretty cool. Pietro, Mike and Anto's two year old, will sometimes say the prayer and he'll do the same thing. But for some reason I'm the first thing that comes out of his mouth, "Thank you for Randy, Mommy, pasta, tea, Jesus, amen!"

Emma's Mommy said...

A child's prayer IS one of the sweetest things to any mommies ears.

Katy and Phil said...

Adorable! :)and by the way his little "Thank You Miss Katy's" at church on Sunday make my day!

Holly said...

That is the sweetest! And guess what?? Baby Cooper is a BOY! I'm thrilled!

mandy said...

Children truly are BLESSINGS from God!!! I love being a mom especially during times like those:) I will NEVER forget the first time my boys prayed. I was soooooo proud. And it keeps getting better. Love you all.

Terri said...

I'd say he is just about the cutest little thing. Don't you just love hearing them say prayer.

Deaton, party of 5 said...

VERY cute!!!

Valerie said...

Sweet!