Friday, June 27, 2008

"Love me"

That's what Parker says to me at night when I come in to say goodnight. He wants me to hug him and kiss him and cuddle him. To me, it's the most precious thing in the world. He brings me so much joy. He's lucky I don't lay there all night and cuddle him. When he was about 3, I'd tell my Mom that I wondered if Parker knew what I was saying when I said I love you to him. She said that everyone understands love. I thought that was the sweetest thing ever. It's really stuck with me. Now he says I love you back, when I say I love you first. He doesn't usually initiate it but I feel it. Molly is super loving also. She is getting to the age where it's not cool to cuddle that much. I miss her being little sometimes. She's always been independent and it's hard for me as she gets older. Today she wanted to borrow my nail polish, asked if she could have my mirror for her room and wanted to curl her hair. What is happening here? I feel the teenage years creeping up on me. She really is the best girl though. She has her moments but she is really kind hearted, compassionate and precious. I am so thankful to God for both my wonderful kids. I'm sorry, I had to get a little sappy.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Awww! Cuddles are the best! And any way a special needs child uses to express their love is heart melting! I know just how you feel!

Betsy said...

This is so sweet! I always say "Love you!" to my boys before closing their door at night. Harry is the only one who answers, and he says "you" (for 'love you'). Last night he initiated and said '..you' first! aaawww! I loved it! :) Cuddle them while you can!...ah, yes,,...the teenage years are coming!

kristi said...

They sound so much like my kids!

Bobbi said...

Betsy, that is so great! Parker mostly only says I love you if I initiate it first too. Don't worry, I smother him with cuddles! Lol!