Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Overflowing

Watching Jack play tonight...he went from signing "water" cause he wanted some of mine, to pulling up to shelves to get toys, saying "bubbles" - bringing me the container of "bubbles" and then saying "open" - to bouncing a ball with me in the bathroom - cause the bathroom floor is the best place to bounce a ball apparently and who am I to argue with that :) - we worked on "1,2,3, Go" for getting him to bounce the ball - he knows and uses the sign for "go" but I just started introducing numbers and he is already - after 1 day - trying to imitate me with his little fingers.  You can see him concentrating so hard to try to count 1,2,3 like Mommy.  It's so stinkin cute and tonight I welled up watching him  My sweet boy.



Then bath time followed by books.  He signed "book" brought me 2 books and then said "open" - then he signed "twinkle twinkle" and we sang - and then he signed "spider" and we sang the itsy bitsy spider - then he crawled to the kitchen signed "milk" and "cracker".  So we ended the night with milk and a few wheat thins. All of the things above he did on his own. I basically followed his lead and I was completely and utterly overwhelmed.  My eyes filled with tears many times cause I am so stinkin proud of him.  He is communicating with me non stop and I love it - I am beaming with pride and joy that he is my son.  I love sitting back and watching him - I love that he looks for something that he wants, remembers where it is, finds it and then brings it to me.  And I really love that when he signs "twinkle" or "spider" that he insists on being in my lap, cradled in my arms - cause  momma's arms are the best place for songs.  He will be 2 in one week.  And the past 2 years have been the biggest blessings of my life because of him.  There has been a lot of pain too, but so much more joy.  I love, love, love my sweet, adorable son.  No one will ever be more proud than me of him.  I know he will do wonderful things.  I know that our life will be good.  I have the most wonderful 2 little hands to hold, and sweet face to kiss - my cup completely overflows.

2 comments:

  1. well, you should be proud he is one amazing little guy :)thanks for sharing

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  2. Our boys are 11. Both boys learned sign language as babies. One of our twins has DS. Both boys still use sign language in their daily conversations. What a special gift that Jack is getting by learning to sign. And yes, he is just too "stinkin" cute!

    Be gentle.
    Shannon

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