Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blessed am I

I took the day off of work today to spend a little time with Julien.

He is an amazing child.

We started the morning by taking Addie to school. When we got to school, Julien started to get Addie out of the car until I asked him if he could help carry everything inside. He got her diaper bag and walker out of the back and was more than happy to help. He helped me get Addie's things situated in her class and even took baby and settled her into Addie's cubby. On the way out of the building, Julien held the door for me and the lady coming out after us.

Next, Chris and I had an important appointment all the way out in Columbiana. Julien didn't complain about the drive. When we arrived, he found a chair in the office and sat quietly while we talked. At one point, someones name escaped my memory and he offered up the answer, then he was silent for the rest of the meeting.

Next came a stop at the post office. Julien offered to carry the envelopes inside for me and proceeded to open both doors for me. He waited patiently for our turn and even joked with the mail man behind the counter.

After a few errands, we went to see a movie. Julien once again opened the door for me. He asked me what I wanted to eat and drink during the movie and was more than happy to share with me. After the movie was over, he asked me three times if I really enjoyed the movie.

Julien helped me gather all of Addie's belongings at daycare this afternoon and was her constant encouragement as she used her walker on the way to the car. He took Addie and buckled her into her car seat and made sure that she had her snack.

Julien gave me the biggest hug and told me that he loved me as he was leaving to go away for the next two nights.

I miss him so much.

Days like today remind me just how blessed I am. My son is amazing!


Heather said...

Well, what do you expect when he has such a great mom? :)

Anonymous said...

I pray that my son turns out like this as he grows. What a great example that both young men and grown adults should follow and strive to be. After all, as long as he loves his Mama, all the other stuff just falls into place.