Monday, September 7, 2009

Boys rule.

What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That's what little boys are made of !
I have to say...I do love my boys. So much sometimes it hurts. There's not a day that goes by that I don't thank God for entrusting them to me...to us. What a blessing. There's not a day that goes by that I am not amazed by their gifts and their talents. There's not a day that goes by that I don't notice something they do that is so unique to each of them. They are completely unique...of course because God created them that way. But they are also completely unique from each other. Even down to the foods they prefer. Two boys, from two parents, yet totally unique and amazing.
Seth. My oldest. My firstborn. This photo encompasses HIM and his favorite things...music, baseball, long boarding.
See that stack of music equipment on the right? See that big speaker in the middle? He built that...with the help of his dad. He took apart an old radio that Chris had lying around, saved the usable parts, and turned them into something useful and very cool. He rearranged his whole room yesterday, with the help of his industrious younger brother, just to make room for this amazing stack of electrical goodness. I mean, honestly, I don't get it. But to a musician? Get out... He is a gifted musician, like his father. Bass guitar, guitar, trumpet...and most recently, a mandolin someone gave him for free. He's a natural...
Yesterday, he obliged me for a time and let me snap some photos. It helped, I'm sure, that I was laying on the floor and taking them from weird angles. Black and white made it more interesting too. Anything out of the ordinary, right? I had to zoom in on his hands...and his arms. Such a young man...where does the time go?
Speaking of hands...here are Ian's. So mechanically inclined, like his father.


My second born. He is the one who takes things apart to see how they work. And then can put them back together! His mind sees things in a mechanical way...he can look at something and figure out how it works...and then how it could work even better with a few improvements here or there. It amazes me, the things that go through his mind.

He built this speaker yesterday, with the help of his father. It's very cool...and it WORKS. He's got the best imagination and can make something from nothing. Every day he amazes me...every day.
They are both incredibly smart. And talented.They are sensitive...and thoughtful. Sometimes, I wonder if I brought the wrong babies home from the hospital! Not really...I know I got the right ones. Absolutely. The perfect ones...for me. Thank you God for my sweet sons. Bless them and care for them. Help me to be the mom they need. Help me to guide them in the way that You would have them go. Help me to be an encourager...to build them up and not tear them down. Thank you God for entrusting them to me. Amen.

8 comments:

dmoms said...

i really liked reading about your boys. they are learning from you. fab pictures.

Louisiana Laura said...

'thank God for my boys' Amen.
So encouraged by your gratitude, they seem like such great guys- :)

The Cottage Comtesse said...

Today is my firstborn's 17th birthday. She was our first of three adopted girls. I spent the morning thanking the Lord for the most beautiful gift of being her mom and thinking of how she has matured in so many ways. She is such a blessing to us. My only regret was that we didn't adopt more before we got so OLD and I would have liked to have had a couple of boys to add to my three girls. BUT, the Lord knew just what we needed and I am trying to be content with what He chooses for me.

I must say, I am so grateful for mothers of boys that raise them to be both godly and real MEN!!! (My girls will be grateful, too!) I loved hearing how your boys are growing in this way. Keep up the good parenting!

number17cherrytreelane said...

This was a great post and I loved the pictures!

ReRe said...

Congratulations! Fine young men, great parents!

Nancy said...

What sweet words! I can so relate to your comment about loving them so much that it hurts. I feel the same way about my girls. It's a good kind of hurt though, isn't it?

Elaine said...

I love to see parents who are in love with their kids. It warms my heart to hear you speak love about your boys.

They are lucky boys, indeed.

Love!

underthebigbluesky said...

what beautiful, gifted boys you have. and those photos are FANTASTIC! i hope that even they were pleased.

what an awesome mom you are michelle. they are very lucky to have you too!