Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless HIS HOLY NAME.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cheethe, Pleathe!

Deborah Jolene

“Mommy, can I pleathe have thome cheethe?”

Ever since Debbie could talk, she has talked with a “lisp,” not being able to pronounce her “sssss” correctly. (By the way, I did the same thing, too.)

Well, she came into the kitchen last Sunday night as I was preparing quesadillas for our supper and she said, “Mommy, listen. Can I pleassssse have sssome cheessse?” She just smiled at me.

I put down my spatula I was using to turn the quesadillas and, pretending to cry, I hugged her and said, “Oh, no!! My baby’s growing up!” She just smiled and said, “I can talk like Thammy now. No, wait…I can talk like Sammy now.”

Andrew walked in at that moment and just smiled knowingly at me. I felt like that is the last “baby” thing she still does, and I don’t think I’m ready for her to out-grow that!

Every now and then she lets it slip, but she has nearly left that part of her “baby-hood.”

Do all mothers feel this way about their “baby”? Why do we want to hold on to their infancy? Maybe it is the need to still feel needed!

We don’t want them to become independent, as we know they will!

But for now, I’ll hold on to every word she says…and I’ll enjoy every new thing she discovers. She’s growing up too fast! Isn’t that what happens, though?


Vanessa said...

Love it! What a lil sweetie!

Brown's Quiver said...

It does a Mother's heart good to be needed. It makes me think of how much our Heavenly Father desires us to need Him. What a blessing we have as Mothers to have a daily reminder (especially through these early years) of just how much we need to depend on our Heavenly Father as His child! God's Plan is so PERFECT!!! Love and Prayers, Colleen

Anna said...

Well said, Colleen! Thank you...

Jolene said...

Oh, what a sweetheart! I guess it is just time for another baby, Anna... wink! wink!