Saturday, January 5, 2013

Things That Make Me Smile 1/4/13

Happy Weekend! Many of you already know that we spent the last week in the hospital with our 9-month-old baby boy. It was a trying week, for sure, with plenty of heartache, but even in the midst of trials, there are still many reasons to smile. The other 3 kids stayed with my brother and sister-in-law a couple nights and with my parents the rest. Some of these smiles are ones they first experienced and passed on to me. Just like you get the ripple effect of the smiles every week, I too smiled hearing about things my precious little ones said and did.   

1. My mom was cutting out pictures so Alyssa could make a  book. Alyssa told her, "Grandma, if that's too hard, I'll do it instead. I know that's a lot of work."

2. Grandma: "What color?"
Alyssa: "I don't know. There's just so many beautiful colors to choose from."

3. Jake was experimenting and stuck 2 different cups/containers together with some water inside. As the water was pouring from on end to the other, he said, "It's a seconds glass. It can't be an hour glass because it only takes seconds to be done."

4. While out to eat, Zac ordered fish for lunch. He was confused when it was brought to the table though.
Zac: "What's that?"
Uncle Gary: "That's your fish."
Zac: "No it's not!"
Uncle Gary: "Yes, it is."
Zac: "Why isn't it swimming?"

5. When Leighton was telling the kids that they couldn't wrestle with Tyler when he gets home, Zac told him, "I only want to kiss him.”

6. One of my mom's statuses on Facebook: "Why is it that when you put your grandchildren to bed and they're in there giggling and laughing and you go in to reprimand them, you end up laughing with them??"

7. The 3 kids sat around the computer and watched a video of Tyler the day after his surgery. They were all smiling and laughing and talking to him.

8. Jake and Zac trying on their tuxes for my niece's wedding. They were both sooooo handsome!

9. Seeing Tyler smile and laugh in spite of all his trials of the week.

10. Knowing that the other kids were well-cared for and having fun while Leighton and I were talking care of the baby.

11. Knowing that people everywhere were praying for our little boy and that God was watching over him.

12. Bringing Tyler home from the hospital and having the whole family together again!

What made you smile this week?
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