1. You can't really see it in the photo, but Van's little james bond-style swimsuit kills me. when he is shirtless and his belly is hanging over and his chunky thighs are scootching the legs up...so fantastic! also - he's a water baby. obsessed. addicted. in love. Van + Water = True Love.
2. Hearing the sound of a 6 year old's voice singing "I Need Thee Every Hour" so strong and sweet makes one's heart burst. I couldn't even sing with him, just pointed at the words and held back the tears.
3. Suddenly my 9 year old is grown up. Suddenly he understands everything. Suddenly he wants to stay home alone instead of walking across the street for yogurt. Suddenly he wants to do the right thing because it's the right thing. I'm thinking he could run a small country on his own. I'm thinking I'm not ready to treat him like he's acting like he needs to be treated. HE'S MY BABY!
4. So busy. Jog-A-Thon is tomorrow (I'm in charge, so I've been doing a lot of prep work) and then the funeral this weekend, and then a week in the 'ville and the Quilt Retreat and then. Then I should have "lack of busy" for awhile.
please, oh, please.