01 November 2007

Prince Charming

Owen has been quite the charming young man these past few weeks. Without any prompting or urging, Mark and I regularly hear... "Mom, I luff you." or "I luff you, Dad." (He is a little lazy about some of his letter sounds, "v" sounds much more like "f"; this adds points on the cute meter!) He usually blesses us with his affection at a time that seems unexpected like in the middle of dinner or while he is playing cars.

Today, I have heard of his luff for me as well as: "Mom, you are beautiful" and "You are a princess, mama."

I am a little embarrassed to admit how much I love this. It isn't because I am starved for compliments - I get plenty of those from my beloved. It is because they come from his heart. They reveal to me that he is thinking about me and what he is thinking about me...and I love it.

I have thought that Owen is a tender soul from the earliest days that I began to get a glimpse of his heart. I think he and I are very much alike in this area. He and I share the ability to feel very strongly about something and to do so very quickly which usually makes little sense to others (because of our communication issues...different ones for him than for me) and usually involves tears or strong emotion (frustration/anger) of some kind. I pray that this will not cause him the pain and wounds that it has caused me in my lifetime...that God will protect him and shape this in him for His glory...that we will always be able to talk about it (or what it leads to) and he will feel understood.

Owen... I luff you!

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Blogger Toni said...

That is so precious!!! What dear kids you have.

November 6, 2007 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

I luff you both lots.

November 6, 2007 at 10:40 AM  

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