Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Snapshot: {my firstborn}

I gave my little buddy a haircut today.  And his eyes, blue like the springtime sky, suddenly captivated me.  So handsome!  I felt overwhelmed with love and gratitude for my firstborn son.

This is the kid I wrote about here, with his tender heart for adoption and eager anticipation for meeting his new brother.  He delights me daily with his clever mind, his creativity, and his child-like, yet somehow profound, understanding of spiritual things.  He wrote this an hour ago:
"Do you ever feel like God isn't protecting you?  If you do, your [sic] wrong.  If you don't, your [sic] right.  God is always with everybody at once.  I know it seems impossible, but nothing is impossible for God.  He is always with you."
Wow.  Did I mention he's six?

Last night, he patiently endured several middle-of-the-night vomiting episodes.  Little sister, with whom he shares a room, was sick.  Strip the bedding, scrub the carpet, requiring a bath sick.  My son just ducked his head under the covers and tried to sleep.  Later when he realized clean-up would take us a while, he pulled out his Curious George story collection and read contentedly in his top bunk. 

So I'm giving thanks today and doting a bit on my firstborn.  He's made it so easy to say yes to more kiddos.

Ni Hao Yall


Adrian Roberta said...

Oh, honey I hate midnight throwup sessions *sigh* sounds like you handled it so well. Well done! And I have to say those are the biggest bluest eyes ever!

Valerie said...

So sweet! How blessed you are.

5ennie said...

What a sweet kid! I hope your daughter feels better soon, and no one else gets sick. Here from Sunday Snapshot.

+Robbie+ said...

what a great kid Ari is! I can't wait to get to know him more when we get the Children's Equipping Center started. If he's anything like his parents, that prophetic voice is just beginning! Love it.

Hope for Elisyn said...

Your son is so handsome! Love those blue eyes!

{stopping by from Sunday Snapshot}