I love that, before bed, if Jacob finds ANY of Emma's things in his room he grabs it all and promptly goes to throw it in Emma's.
I love that every night as we are leaving Emma's room, she flashes me the "I Love You" sign and says, "I love you and Goodnight!". Every night. I love it.
I love the way she seems so grown up by her vocabulary and mannerisms, but looks so very tiny in her big bed.
I love that she will still occassionally as us to hold her in public. She is growing up, but still so young.
I love that Jacob absolutely has to have me hold him when we are crossing the street. Somehow, by the Grace of God, fear of the street is in him. I am glad for that.
I love that Jacob runs through our house with Emma's dress~up heels on and tells me that he is Cinderella. I
love that he also can dribble a soccer ball like a true professional.
I love that Emma has hazel eyes and Jacob's are the bluest blue, and that they both have beautiful sand~colored hair.
I love that when we go out to eat, on occassion, people have stopped by our table to tell me how well mannered our children are. (If you have children, you know why I love that so much!)
I love that they adore little babies. They can't keep their little hands off of them...I see that as a good thing and not a bad one. I foresee Emma being the perfect little mommy and Jacob being the greatest dad.
I love that Jacob's laugh can make the hardest day ever the most treasured day ever. His laugh is contagious I promise. I dare you to listen to it and not find yourself joining in.
I love that Emma has a love for people. I love that when she meets a stranger she will later ask me if I think they know Jesus. I love what God is doing in her heart.
I love that both of my children can tell you the capitol of Alabama and Alaska, along with state birds and that Alabama has iron and steele as natural resources and that Alaska is the biggest state. (Those are the only two states we have learned so far, but they were truly learned!)
I love that Emma loves school and that Jacob seems fearful. His fear reminds me that he is comfortable at home and that he is still so very new at this "life" thing.
I love that they are both napping at this very moment.
I love that as I read my bible this morning, Emma asked me what I was learning from it.
I love that Jacob can sing all the songs from "Diego" and "WonderPets".
I love that both Emma and Jacob love to read.
I love that both Emma and Jacob love to paint.
I love that Emma finds great joy in helping her brother do certain tasks like unbuckle his seat belt, put the straw in his juice bag, wash his hair, change his clothes, tell him big boys go poopie in the potty, get on his swing and take care of baby dolls.
I love that when Jacob wakes up he cries...moreover, what I love is that when I ask him why he is crying he always says, "want you, mommy."
I love that God has provided a way for me to stay home with these children and experience these things everyday for myself.
I love that because of Emma and Jacob (and David of course!) I have had one of the best summers ever!
What did I do to deserve these little gifts? Some days I feel so unworthy. They are so incredibly dear to my heart and I don't want to mess up as a mom. I know I will as I am human, but it breaks my heart to think about it. God is so Good to bless us with Emma and Jacob. I pray these little ones will be established in righteousness(Isaiah 54: 13) and find their confidence not in David or me, but in God(Psalm78:7). They are true blessings.
Can you see her flashing the "sign"?