Saturday, October 10, 2009
My other 6 year old
Jamesy boy celebrated his 3rd birthday earlier this week. When the kids and I asked him how old he was he would answer 2, and then we would say, "you were 2, but how old are you now?" and he would say "6!" Kylie took some time with him and showed him how to hold up 3 fingers, so now he will hold them up when I ask him about his age, but he still says 2 or 6. We spent the day doing whatever he wanted to do, including blocks, wrestling, jumping on the tramp, eating lots of popsicles, and playing light sabers. He wanted ramen noodles for dinner and a turtle shaped cake. SO I thought his birthday was fun for him, but when he talked to his grandma he told her he hated his birthday. He sounds just like grouchy smurf.
We sure love our James. Daniel and I have felt so strongly with this kid that more than he is ours, he is Heavenly Fathers. Its true for all of our kids, as well as everyone elses of course, but the special experiences we had at his birth really made it hit home for us. What an awesome responsibility to have these kids to teach and take care of. And I know its been said over and over how remarkable the spirits coming into the world are, but its cuz they really are. I feel and see it in my kids, in my nieces and nephews and in the kids in primary. They are remarkable and are being sent here for with a great purpose. And James is no exception.
James is kind of an old soul. Which makes me laugh cuz he is also ALL BOY. The kid is crazy. He loves to wrestle wrestle wrestle. And is just so active. But he is so in tune with things of a spiritual nature. His prayers are so sweet and heartfelt and sincere and he doesnt even need my help anymore. He loves to sing Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam and I am a Child of God every single day, and wont let me shut his door at night until we have done so; James will frequently randomly start talking about Jesus and it feels like he knows Him. I am so grateful that James was sent to us. He is such a special guy and has really been such a blessing to our family.